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...