Happy Birthday, Lovely

Today (actually this week) is a celebration week at our house. Today is my wife’s !# birthday! It seems like not long ago that I met Donna at Applebee’s in Bismarck as she was in the depths of a crush on another fella and out of her mind running around the restaurant with a companion…

God is Glorious so…

Finally, we get back to it. We’ve had a few weeks off as we’ve set aside time with family for Christmas and for the New Years Party last weekend. It’s amazing how only a couple of weeks can feel like months. The lat time we met we learned about and discussed how God is great…

The Advent Love

John 3:16  16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Many people who do not believe in the Gospel of Jesus will recognize this verse. John, chapter 3, verse 16 is forever engrained into our midwest American and Bible…

God is Great so…

Here’s the disclaimer for this post. This post will serve as an introduction to the next four weeks as well as explain and walk through our topic for this week. So it is a bit longer due to adding in an introduction. The next three in this series will be a bit shorter. Last week…

Joy to the World

So many things in this wonderful life bring us joy. Some things that bring me joy are hiking in massive and beautiful terrain, fishing on my kayak, meeting with my fellow elders every Monday morning before life starts, tickle fights with my two boys, and dates with my wife. The list could go on for…

Jesus our Peace

From the dawn of the fall of man we’ve had this longing for peace. Well, some of us. There is a group that may not seem like they wouldn’t agree. Likely because they spend too much time watching Die Hard and playing Call of Duty. But that’s another post. By and large, we humans, look…

Jesus, our hope.

Anxiously Awaiting I love Christmas. Growing up, I remember that moment that every kid (and many adults) wait for. I remember waking up in the mornings, having waited patiently, I thought, for that golden moment when we all got to open presents! Christmas movies are all over our screens and every writer for every TV series…

Las Vegas Masacre

A Massacre in Las Vegas Last night, Sunday, October 1st, during the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas pandemonium broke out. Shots were fired from what sounds like an automatic weapon. They fired into a crowd of men and women attending the concert. Rounds bursting and seeming to never stop. During something like this moments can…

Unity at the Forefront

2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the…

Gospel Understanding is the Beginning of Change

The passion that comes when the Gospel message is underatood and believed is the very beginnig of change in the church. If we want to stop being overwhelmed by all the worrisome questions that get in the way of our true worship and relationship with God, then we must bathe one another in the message…