Peace – Prayer – Joy – Love

Leap of Faith

Two weeks ago, Kathleen got a deal on GroupOn to a place in Grand Rapids called Treetop Adventures; a rope and zip-line obstacle course that’s supposed to be fun for the entire family. It didn’t take me long to discover this is a gross misrepresentation. It’d be more accurate if they renamed the place Phobia Forrest. Imagine an intricate web of ropes…

Our Father

Jesus said, “Call no one your father on earth, for you have one Father- the one who is in heaven.” Now that puts a new twist on Father’s Day, doesn’t it? In our house, we used to celebrate the day by allowing me, the father of the family, to do anything I want, or if I chose, don’t have to do anything…

A Test Of Faith

(Read: 1 Kings 18:20-39) Well, it’s Memorial Weekend. The unofficial kick off of summer. School is almost over, vacation plans are about to begin, and our new worship time is underway. While we still have to wait three more weeks for summer to officially begin, Hollywood is already out in full-force, unleashing the new line up of summer blockbuster movies. Whether you are a fan of…

Looking for God?

The healing story that was read for us this morning is only found in the gospel of John. A man, born blind miraculously healed with spit and mud. This might be just one of the grosses miracles, but a miracle nonetheless. The assumption is this man’s birth was a defected because of something he or his parents did; i.e. sin. If that were…

Joy in Philippi. Joy in Humility.

For many of you it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn the Apostle Paul patterned his life after Jesus. Yes, he was “a rebel, an outlaw, a renegade, and a sanctified troublemaker,” as Mark Driscoll so aptly describes. Paul was also single, homeless, lived by other’s welfare and charity, and was hated so much by the religious and political elites that he…