3 Ways We Try (But Fail) to Change People
April 20th, 2021
When we got our puppy years ago, the first thing we did was sign her up for obedience school. She is a beautiful black lab that we got from a local family and we named her Bella. During the 8 weeks of...
March 23rd, 2021
I overheard a hilarious story this week about a young woman who bought her first houseplant.The woman, having no prior experience caring for houseplants, decided to purchase a small succulent in hopes...
Jesus, the Real Thing
March 19th, 2021
Have you ever tried something that wasn’t as good as the real thing? Maybe you bit into a generic Oreo before realizing it wouldn’t taste the same. Maybe it was a refreshing gulp of milk, only to be m...
When We Disagree
March 9th, 2021
As we have been making our way through the book of Acts at Connection Church there is a passage that I didn’t get to talk about during a sermon. I think it’s one of the most fascinating stories in the...
White, Wheat, Rye or Spiritual?
March 5th, 2021
Going to the grocery store is an adventure for me, especially when the list from my wife is vague. She knows that if the list says “bread” she may get one of any number of interesting types of bread. ...
February 25th, 2021
Recently, one of my friends had her identity stolen… for the third time. The first time, someone purchased an Escalade in her name and tried to sell it for parts. The second time, someone tried to ope...
How to Ruin Your Life
February 18th, 2021
One of the repeated sayings you’ll hear in our house is “we don’t do secrets, we only do surprises.” Out of the many reasons we champion this value is my belief that usually, nothing good is done in s...
Raising Little Worshippers
February 5th, 2021
This morning my son announced with a yawn, “I’m still sleepy...”After shunning my repeated suggestion that he return to bed (a mom has to try), I decided to turn on a short kids exercise video to help...
Hand Over the Controller
January 27th, 2021
When we were kids, my brother and I received one of our favorite presents – a Super Nintendo. We were overjoyed to jump into the world of Donkey Kong, Joe & Mac, and of course, Mario. It’s amazing how...
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...