RIck’s Reflections- 6/16/2019

This past week we saw a marvelous group of dedicated people doing an incredible job of sharing the good news of Jesus with some very excited kids. To Kelly and her team, we all say thank you for the labor of love. You will never know the full extent of your efforts in terms of … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 6/9/2019

This past Sunday we started a short series on Jacob and some of the lessons he learned the hard way, hopefully with the intention that we might learn them without all the drama and pain. We saw that Jacob was not sure God would keep his promise of blessings, so he tries to get it … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 6/2/2019

     One morning this past week, my oldest son, Kai, and I were watching a television show about dinosaurs. This particular show always ends with a paleontologist speaking about fossils or extinct creatures. Being a secular show, the paleontologist made an inaccurate and unbiblical statement:           “All birds are just dinosaurs.” This was, of course, referring … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 5/26/2019

As we think about the significance of Memorial Day allow me to share a poem by Berton Braley entitled, “Lest We Forget” Our dead rest on the breast of France And all around the world Where by war’s grim or splendid chance Our banners were unfurled: So, whether here or overseas Their bodies chance to … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 5/19/2019

Rob Martin in his book When Money Goes on Mission says that “it travels in the form of financial gifts, carried along in the pockets of those who spend it on the ordinary things of life and ministry, so they can do the extraordinary things God has called them to do.” What a clear picture … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 5/12/2019

Allow me to share a few thoughts on Mothers that were shared by others that will go un-named.☺ First a twist on a famous line; “The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn’t getting enough sleep.” Another good one was, “I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 5/5/2019

To go along with the message today I would like to share with all of you a poem by Russell Kelfer entitled; You Are Who You Are You are who you are for a reason. You’re part of an intricate plan. You’re a precious and perfect unique design, Called God’s special woman or man. You … [Read more…]

RIck’s Reflections- 4/28/2019

            As we continue our consideration of Jesus as our Prophet, Priest & King, we see in our text an example of what passionate believers look and act like in real time. A significant yet behind the scenes aspect of their ministry was their absolute dependence on the power of prayer. At least seventeen times … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 4/21/2019

It is a blessed day as we gather to remember and celebrate the            resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In a time when there are so many distractions it is good to be reminded of the centrality of the resurrection and its impact on the world. Despite the over two century war on … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 4/14/2019

    Happy Palm Sunday! As we approach Easter and our celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, we continue to look at His roles as “Prophet, Priest, and King”. Today we will be focused on Jesus as a priest. Priests were a central part of Old Testament society. It was the priest who offered the … [Read more…]