Don’t Let Busyness Prevent God’s Nearness

Don’t Let Busyness Prevent God’s Nearness

One of the most frequent responses I hear when I ask people, “How are you?”, is “Busy!” I often respond the same way when asked that question. There is no shortage of activities with which we busy ourselves. Going to the farmer’s market, doing yard work, exercising,...
Sweet Aroma or Pungent Odor?

Sweet Aroma or Pungent Odor?

As a child I memorized this quirky little poem:The rain frizz and then it snewThe wind rizz and then it blewSpring has sprung the grass has rizz,I wonder where the flowers is? Spring is supposed to bring flowers with their bright colors and pleasant aromas. A...
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...
The Dark Path of Covetousness

The Dark Path of Covetousness

From The Guardian: “Psychological and social science research supports that living amid the wealthy even when you are upper-middle class is pretty bad for your mental health. … low social rank opens people up to psychological disorders such as depression. Essentially,...
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...