December 12, 2017

‘Advent’ is the word that many congregations use for the four Sundays that lead up to Christmas.  In Latin, the word advent means ‘coming.’  Whether a Christian follows the liturgical calendar or not, this is a season that we prepare our hearts to focus on the Lord.  R...

October 26, 2017

My usual order at a coffee shop is a bit high maintenance.  Like… it’s almost embarrassing.  Sometimes I simplify it if someone else is picking up my order because I don’t want them to think that I am such a picky person.  But when I am by myself, rolling through the S...

October 16, 2017

As a youth minister, I find myself spending a ton of time helping people belong and feel comfortable at RCC.  I want kids to feel known and loved.  I want parents to feel listened to and secure in the fact that their families are safe.  I want volunteers to feel useful...

October 2, 2017

Human beings are capable of many emotions. But there are two emotions that are especially strong and significant. One is healthy and good. The other is extremely dangerous. 

Those two emotions are Bitterness and Love.

I hope you know what it means to truly love someone....

September 18, 2017

“Pause a moment, Job, and listen; consider the wonderful things God does.”

Job 37:14  GNT

Sometimes we adults become spiritually unsettled and we can’t seem to get still and be quiet. We become easily distracted and our focus is taken off of God and placed on other thing...

September 14, 2017

Simon had a dramatic transformation in his life and Jesus changed his name to Peter.  From that point on, in the Bible, we hear him called Simon Peter or just Peter.  Jesus calls him by one of those names, unless Peter is behaving or thinking like he did before he had...

September 11, 2017

I’m convinced most Christians don’t have a very good understanding of how God sees us. God sees us so differently from the way we see ourselves and the way others see us. It’s like He and we are looking at two different people.  And in a way that’s true because we can...

August 28, 2017

Everyone has had that awkward run in at the grocery store.  You don’t know exactly what to say to that acquaintance, so you go to the default question: 

— Hey there!  

— Hey!  Staying busy?  

In our 2017 culture, we have exalted busyness.  Schedule is almost the...

August 23, 2017

You are extremely valuable to God.

There are many people who question their self-worth and wonder if God could ever truly love them and accept them. The answer is a resounding “Yes!” 

How much do you think you’re worth? Not your net worth but your self worth. Don’t ever...

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