Connecting with Others

Regardless of wealth or fame, if our friendships are poor life is generally miserable. Happiness is largely determined by our ability to connect with others and enjoy relationships. When Jesus began his public ministry, one of his first acts was to form a small group of men (Matthew 4:18-22; Luke 6:13).  Jesus spent the majority […]

How to Help Hurting People

The past few weeks throughout our church and community, many people are hurting.  They are hurting from the passing of someone they love. They are hurting from an unexpected medical diagnosis. They are hurting from relational wounds. People are hurting. Throughout my short time in ministry, I have had the humble opportunity to walk beside […]

Stepping Out in Faith 1.0

Have you ever been skydiving? I haven’t had the opportunity yet. However, I did experience indoor skydiving several years ago. It looks easy. The instructors brief the group on the basic techniques and hand signs to communicate adjustments needed as you dive. My bride went first between the two of us. She was perfect. She […]

Seasons of Sickness

The last few weeks, the Lord has allowed me the opportunity to come alongside some friends and families who are walking through a season of sickness.  Here are ten verses from the Bible that serve as both encouragements and reminders when walking through a season of sickness. As he passed by, he saw a man […]