Clearing the Clutter

Look at what I’ve done for you today: I’ve placed in front of you Life and Good Death and Evil… I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love GOD, your God,

Narrowing our Focus

This week, we continue our journey with the Corinthians. As we learn together from their mistakes, we can overcome some of the roadblocks and realities we face as a church. Last week, we talked about how mishandled conflict can divide the church and even in seasons of peace… like we are experiencing now… past conflict

Potential Energy

I must admit that growing up, I was a bit of a science nerd. What can you expect from the girl who wanted to be a meteorologist? But I think the best part of science were the experiments – the hands on exploration of concepts. Because I saw it happen, I believed it. Because I

You Are Mine…

Baptism begins with repentance. This water is cleansing water. By diving in, by letting this water pour over our finger tips, we are saying that we want to live differently. A strange man named John was led to call people to repentance. He set up camp there at the Jordan River and people were so

Love… gotta have it!

The Sunday that I traveled up to Cherokee, my nine-year-old cousin Taylor was baptized. One afternoon, she came home very upset from school. You see, one of her best friends at school had asked her that day if she had been baptized. Taylor wasn’t sure, and her little friend responded: If you aren’t baptized, you