On Sunday mornings, Pastor Jeff is leading us through a series on the book of Matthew, uncovering the essential life and lessons from Jesus. Matthew is the first book of the the New Testament and the first of what is know as the “Gospels”–which refer to the...Read More
Come check us out. Sundays 9:30am.
Indulge me while I geek out a bit here, and if I mention something about computer games or 80′s music, just nod like you know what I’m talking about. Oh, and just to make things clear, nothing I talk about here can be considered “old”…”retro” maybe, but not “old”.
And I’m a geek, not a nerd.
Now that we have that straight…Read More
So, I learned a few things this week. One – sushi tastes WAY better on the way down than on the way up. Two, really, sushi tastes WAY better on the way down.
OK, maybe that’s the only thing I learned this week.
One thing I was reminded of this week, in the midst of my suffering through a bout with the flu, is that I do some of my best thinking when I’m asleep. And it’s by God’s grace that I remember any of it when I wake up. During one of my naps, I was reminded of something miraculous.Read More
Sometimes I envy my children. They ask a question, I answer it as best as I can, and they generally just accept the answer. No explanations are necessary.
“Dad, why is the sky blue?”
“Because the moisture in the air reflects light at around 475 nanometers, and your eyes see it as blue.”
“Dad, what is sin?”
“Sin is anything that God considers wrong. It’s actions, thoughts, words, deeds, part of who we are. Each one of us is sinful because we aren’t perfect, and everybody does things that God hates.”
“Dad, where do babies come from?”
“Go ask your mother.”
Sure, sometimes we hash out difficult things, but even in those times they usually don’t challenge – they ask with a genuine desire to learn.Read More
By all accounts, I was a “good” kid.
I grew up in an upper middle class family. I was a Cub Scout. I got great grades, graduated from high school, and went straight to college. I have had two paying jobs (not at the same time). I dated three girls (also not at the same time), one for a few months, one for a few years, and have been married to the third since 1996. I’ve had two speeding tickets, never been arrested, and can literally count on four fingers of one hand the number of alcoholic drinks I have had.
I never got grounded and my parents always knew where I was. I always called if I was going to be a little late due to unplanned events, and I always called to ask if I could stay out later if we were having fun.Read More
I read a blog post today about Roger Ebert’s death and it got me thinking, which, I suppose, was the purpose of it. Why post something if you don’t want people thinking about it.
Anyway, with Easter being last Sunday, and thinking about how Jesus has defeated death and sin for His people, it is rather somber to think that one day a person could have the rest of their life to look forward to but not realize that the end of “the rest of their life” is two short days away. Two days. Roger Ebert had plans, people to see, places to go, movies to watch. He had articles to write. He had cancer to beat. He had the rest of his life.Read More
On Sunday mornings, Pastor Jeff is leading us through a series on the book of Matthew, uncovering the essential life and lessons from Jesus.
Matthew is the first book of the the New Testament and the first of what is know as the “Gospels”–which refer to the books in the New Testament that tell the story of Jesus, from birth to death and beyond. The story is an old one, but maybe you don’t know it as well as you think you do.
Come join us. Sundays at 9:30 in the morning. We have coffee.Read More