Why I’m Giving Fasting Another Chance
January 21st, 2021
Recently, I shared a message on fasting at Connection Church (you can watch it here). I have a love/hate relationship with fasting. Not only because I hate being far from food, and love being close to...
Distraction Hinders Connection
January 17th, 2021
When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you do? For many of us, we grab our phones. According to a study done by Tony Reinke for his book, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, 54% of p...
Three Reasons We Hold Tight to Sin
January 13th, 2021
This Sunday, Pastor Joe shared about the importance of going to war with our sin.In his message he equipped us with meaningful strategies for battle and brought it all home with a powerful analogy non...
New Year, New You
December 30th, 2020
It’s the end of the year. For most of us, it’s a time to dream, plan, and refocus our lives toward something new. We begin setting goals, making resolutions and asking the question, “What will I do in...
Christmas Tree Lessons
December 21st, 2020
The other day I heard about an innovative approach to taking care of your Christmas tree from a guy on the radio. They asked him what his secret was to making his tree last and he shared a piece of un...
5 Lies We Believe That Lead Us To Ignore God
December 16th, 2020
Do you find yourself ignoring God sometimes?When I was younger, I had a deficit when it came to my hearing. This was only according to my mom because whenever I had a hearing test at school, I passed ...
A Messy Christmas
December 9th, 2020
Every Christmas morning when I was growing up, my family had a tradition while we opened presents. As each gift was unwrapped, the wrapping paper was fashioned into a ball to be held until the moment ...
Advent: Waiting on Christ(mas)
December 3rd, 2020
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14Adding just one more peculiar occurrence to ...
Gratitude Isn’t Natural
November 24th, 2020
My wife took my 2- year old daughter to the craft store recently. As they walked through the aisles, my daughter began to express her wonderment with oohs and ahhs. She was captivated by the colorful ...
November 20th, 2020
I got my first pair of glasses in third grade. They were baby blue and I loved them. They made me feel smart, special, different. I tried contacts for a brief stint my freshman year of college, which ...
Corn Maze Faith
November 17th, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, Thrive Youth Ministry spent an evening at a corn maze. Getting lost in a corn maze is one thing. Getting lost in a corn maze, in the dark, with 45 middle school and high school ...
4 Ways to Pray for the Lost
November 13th, 2020
All of us have people in our lives who don’t know Jesus yet. God strategically places his people in relationships with those who have yet to turn their lives over to Christ. You might be tempted to t...