Not Getting What We Deserve

Not Getting What We Deserve

I was surprised to see the flashing lights in my rear view mirror as I drove along the road exiting Sand Dunes National Monument in south central Colorado. I was preoccupied with listening to our three children (young at that time) and thinking about the two hour...
Reality Check!

Reality Check!

“If I call a sheep’s tail a leg or if a sheep thinks it’s tail is a leg, then how many legs does a sheep have?”(1) The correct answer is four, but the increasingly popular practice of determining reality, especially in matters of morality, based on individual choice...
Forever Free

Forever Free

June 6, 2019 was the 75th anniversary of D-Day commemorating the strategic invasion of Normandy in 1944 in what proved to be a decisive battle in the defeat of Nazi forces during WWII. On that singularly memorable and momentous day, 4,413 young men lost their lives as...
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...
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...
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...