Rick’s Reflections- 5/13/2018

A poem by Luke Easter explains the difference between a strong woman and a woman of strength.   A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape, but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape. A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything, but a woman … [Read more…]

Nathan Notes- 5/6/2018

A poem by Gaby Compres: you aren’t less worthy less important less powerful because you’re b r o k e n. your brokenness is no obstacle for light to shine through you. the light shines through the cracks.   As we continue our study on brokenness, let us remember that the light of God is … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 4/30/2018

Charles and his wife had just finished the first leg of their vacation trip when he slipped and slid down the steps of his RV, breaking his ankle. Since his wife didn’t know how to drive their vehicle, he did what any retired, 70+,  army colonel with a high pain tolerance would do: drive it … [Read more…]

Nathan Notes- 4/22/2018

“What makes you so special?” Maybe you’ve had this question asked of you in your life, maybe you’ve been the one asking it of someone else. Maybe you’ve even questioned yourself about it. What makes us special? Are we special at all? What is our value? When it comes to this topic, we are often … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 4/15/2018

In Jim Collins book Great by Choice he reminds us that life offers no guarantees. It’s always conceivable that game-ending events and unyielding forces, like disease, accident, financial misfortune, war, or any myriad of other things can overthrow our best efforts. And yet we still must live out our commitments. When the challenges come, when … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 4/8/2018

What a great time of fellowship we all had together last week! Rick and I would like to thank everyone who helped with our breakfast- cooks, servers, people who set up tables, etc. Few things  bring a church body together like times of feasting and fellowship. Thanks to everyone who made it happen!   Today, … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 4/1/2018

As we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, we do so in full assurance of the truth of the Gospel message. Our faith is based on the message and its impact. In a recent Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah said that a Latin phrase has survived for two millennia: sine qua non. Like many Latin … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 3/25/2018

Today we celebrate Palm Sunday! In the Gospels, we read about Jesus entering Jerusalem shortly before His crucifixion. Previously, Jesus had approached His ministry very humbly. He initially tried to keep many of His miracles and even confessions as to His identity quiet, so as to avoid a premature conflict. Over time, however, His popularity grew … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 3/18/2018

I’m particularly eager to hear today’s sermon. Rick will be speaking to us on the very important topic of Communion. Over the years, this ceremony has been called by a number of different names: The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, the Eucharist. But the purpose has always been the same: to join together as the family … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 3/11/2018

As we approach the most exciting and meaningful time of the year, the celebration of our Lord’s sacrificial death, burial and resurrection, we are reminded that Jesus spent His last hours with His disciples reminding them of His promised return. He warned them to be ready. Today we want to focus on that message. I … [Read more…]