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...
The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

How’s your stress level? Does the thought of Christmas bring peace or panic into your spirit? Unfortunately, the advent of Advent causes many of us anxiety. We have parties to attend, programs to go to, preparations to make, and the daunting pursuit of the...