The Essence of the Word “Blessed”

For years I struggled with the word “blessing”. It seems so often people use that word to describe when life was going good, and they are “blessed” by God. But Jesus says something quite a bit different. So here’s Jesus, standing on a...
Christmas Gala is Almost Here!

Christmas Gala is Almost Here!

Ok people, it’s time to dust off that old 80’s prom dress! Yep, it’s gala time! In years past, we have had a lot of fun and raised some money too. To be frank, every year we have a dilemma, because the gala is part fundraiser, and part “really fun party”. So,...
What They Won’t Forget

What They Won’t Forget

“You know, my kids don’t care if we have a cool place to meet, they just want to know they are loved.” There’s a lot of truth to this statement that I recently heard from a parent in our community. It reminds me of the Maya Angelou quote, “I’ve learned...
Becoming Micah 6:8 Humans

Becoming Micah 6:8 Humans

I hated to disappoint this little boy. But the only way around it would be to lie to him. And in so doing, I would rob him of the opportunity to grow in compassion. But I knew it was going to suck. One of the ways we do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God...
This is Their Christmas

This is Their Christmas

“For a lot of people, this is their Christmas,” Greg, the Executive Director of Bienvenidos Food Bank, told me as we talked about our Community Christmas Celebration. On a weekly basis, Greg and his team serve 200+ families in our neighborhood. For a lot of folks,...