9 Jan 2015

What If They Make Fun of Me?

Kids can be cruel to one another. It doesn’t take long for a group of kids to form smaller divisions around commonality. Girls versus boys. Athletic versus book readers. Those who have versus those who don’t. Kids

18 Dec 2014

9 Tips for Grieving during the Holidays and a Prayer of Comfort

For many the Christmas season is bittersweet. They want to celebrate and get into the holiday cheer, but it is a sudden reminder of sad realities. Many are experiencing failing health, or the loss of a loved

5 Dec 2014

Responding to Injustice

“This is what the LORD says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Don’t exploit or brutalize the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Don’t shed innocent blood in

1 Dec 2014

Grief: It’s normal for even Christians to cry.

These past several months I have been leading a Sunday school class around the subject of grief. There were many people coming with all different experiences of grief. Some on more dynamic levels than others, some from

21 Nov 2014

Busy Work

I didn’t realize that I haven’t posted in quite some time. Many changes and challenges and joyous times has happened over the last year. God has a way of keeping us busy. Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1:13 says

8 Sep 2014

We Were Made For Community and Cooperation

Recently I became the Pastor of Family and Adults at Hope Chapel. This involves several things including the organizing of Life Groups, small groups that meet during the week to share life, have bible study, and pray

20 Aug 2014

Parenting: A Caution in Making Everything about being Fun

This summer was our church’s annual VBS. VBS traditionally stands for vacation bible school. It’s a time when the church rallies together to provide a week long experience of learning about God and Jesus, particularly for elementary

27 Mar 2014

Teaching Your Kids about Easter

Chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, pretty dresses, and blood shed on a cross. One of these things is not like the other. Just like Christmas, Easter is an opportunity to teach our kids about the real reason for