Prayer As A Priority

Prayer As A Priority

Two years ago, some good friends invited my wife Marla and me to join them at the Iowa State vs. Iowa Football Game in Ames, Iowa and we went. Our proclivity to participate in what we deem profitable reveals that gathering as a church family to pray is not very high...
Set Free

Set Free

Our celebration of Independence Day has come and gone, but I wonder if we know what it really means to be “set free” in our personal lives. As a boy I enjoyed the Fourth of July on my grandfather’s farm, where I shot off bottle rockets and sat on the wooden bench...
Don’t Just Come to Church…

Don’t Just Come to Church…

BE the church. How? 1. Seek out someone you don’t know and sit by them. 2. Make an effort to introduce yourself to someone you haven’t met. 3. When you meet someone, introduce them to someone else. 4. “Friend” other Creeksiders on social media. 5. Wear your name tag—...
Easter Enthusiasm

Easter Enthusiasm

I was shocked about a month ago when I saw robins huddled in a tree outside my study with 6 inches of snow on the ground. I thought they must be “seasonally challenged”, confused about what they are supposed to do. Mid-way through Lent I wonder if any of us who...
Destination Sickness (and the Cure)

Destination Sickness (and the Cure)

My Great Grandfather use to say, “As a rule a man’s a fool; when it’s hot he wants it cool and when it’s cool he wants it hot, never satisfied with what he’s got.” A catchy way of describing the pervasive malady of...