Dream

27 01 2015

When I was young, I can recall three things I wanted to become:

  1. A rock star
  2. A basketball pro
  3. An astronaut

Today, I can say I’ve accomplished all of those. I rock out musically every Sunday with children. I tear up the court twice a week with buddies. I can count down from ten. You may disagree, but don’t rain on my parade.





What If Jesus Didn’t Have Power Over Evil? (A Short Story)

23 01 2015

One day, Jesus went for an afternoon of sunbathing on his fancy boat. He was so excited to waste the day sipping lemonade, lying around and avoiding people except a couple friends. Of course there’s nothing wrong with resting once in awhile, but…well, you’ll see.

However, he eventually got tired of that so he wanted to stretch his legs. They took the boat ashore. When they got to land a strange man came around and Jesus said to his friends, “You know, I’m not really in the mood to talk to people or help them with their problems so let’s get away from this really weird guy, go back to the boat and get our scuba gear.injured-teddy-bear-cartoon_mku1JM

After they went scuba diving for awhile, Jesus got bored of that and was hoping to buy some dinner. They went back to land and found a restaurant where that strange man was again. This time he was holding a teddy bear and was twisting straws around it. Weird right? He asked Jesus to help him out.

Jesus was really annoyed, but gave the guy a couple dollars to go to the ice cream store across the street so he could send him away.

So he ran and got raspberry bugaboo ice cream, but came right back while Jesus and his disciples were eating lamb stew. SO ANNOYING!

The strange man looked like he could really use some help. You know, a little friendship, some emotional healing, a place to belong. But Jesus just said to him, “Sorry bud, there’s no hope for you! Evil wins this time.” And the man walked away sad.


Thankfully, Jesus does have power over evil and can help us overcome sin and fill the world with goodness!

-a strange twist on Mark 5:1-20





Grasping the Invisible

20 01 2015

How do you know someone walked on the beach if you didn’t seem them do it? Check for footprints.

I know it’s difficult to fully grasp an invisible God, but he has left footprints. The mystery is great, but Jesus shows us what God is like.





Value Them

13 01 2015

Valuing a child is one of the greatest works of a Christian. Great themes of Scripture compare his people to his children. Jesus broke some established thinking about children and openly welcomed them. Salvation means entering the family of God forever. We pray to God as Father. To enter the kingdom of God we must become like children. So spend time with them and value them as God does!





6 Reasons to Attend Church More Often

2 01 2015

Have you taken a moment lately to consider the value of church attendance? Attending weekly services is good for many reasons. Also, church is not just about the traditional services. Church really gets cooking when you join a small group…and eat good cooking together.

Whatever your current church involvement is, consider these six reasons to attend church a little more often:

  1. Meaningful Relationships. When we regularly rub shoulders with people in a positive environment it facilitates good connections and reminds us of our need for others.
  2. Inspiration. The realities of life are tough. We can all use refreshing insights.
  3. Meets Contribution Needs. We want our life to mean something. Church is a fantastic opportunity to serve people and build into them.
  4. Improves Moods. Yes, yes it does.
  5. Passes on Generational Values. If regular church life is a positive experience for the next generation they are more likely to stick with it throughout life or return to it later in life if they’ve left. Read up.
  6. Big Picture Reminder. Church is bigger than just me. Life is bigger than just me. Remember your Creator, Jesus. He has grand plans.




The Gift of Belonging

23 12 2014

Do you remember what it was like as a child to just want a friend?

Help us to remember when

We were only children hoping for a friend.

-Audio Adrenaline

What a gift it is to know that we belong! Share the love this Christmas.





Simplify

16 12 2014

A cup can only hold so much water. A plate can only hold so much food. A song can only hold so many notes. A story can only hold so many characters. A sports game can only hold so many minutes.

A child can only comprehend so much information. 








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