Mercy in a Me-First Generation

Mercy in a Me-First Generation

It was just before my eighth-grade year when I had knee surgery, and as a result some of my assignments “fell through the cracks.” One of my delinquent assignments was for the toughest teacher in the junior high. I’d seen him delight in demeaning students for...
Resolution Responses

Resolution Responses

Christmas and the New Year have come and gone, and now we are told to set our sights on making 2019 the best year ever. In the proverbial wisdom of Rafiki from Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ we are told, “Don’t live in the past. Learn from it!” Eat healthier, exercise...
Thanksgiving, Even in Tribulation

Thanksgiving, Even in Tribulation

At Thanksgiving our family shares the usual list of what we are thankful for—good health, family, the delicious food, and so on. Our list, while accurate, is often deficient. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Paul admonishes the believers—those who are “in Christ” by virtue of...
Humbly and Boldly Unashamed

Humbly and Boldly Unashamed

I was challenged by the Psalmist this morning to live more unashamed of the gospel: “I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not concealed You loyal love and Your truth from the...
Live On Purpose

Live On Purpose

It’s already been a year since taking my new position as Pastor of Creekside Church. Where did the last 12 months go? My wife and I just dropped our youngest child off to begin her freshmen year in college. Where did the last 18 years go? The brevity of life we...