When You’re Afraid

Fear. It’s a hot topic right now. It seems in our world today that there are many things and people to be afraid of. Groups like ISIS dominate the news right now as they are apparently committing horrible atrocities in the Middle East and many believe that they are planning an attack here in the […]

Courageous Request

The gospels of Matthew, Mark and John all record the story of Jesus walking on water. But Matthew records and incident that the others do not. In Matthew 14: 28-31, Peter says to Jesus, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” ESV I don’t know about you but […]

Eight Years

This past Sunday marked eight years that me and my family have been part of the ministry efforts here at Lake Shore Dr. That’s kind of incredible to me. It’s a little bit unusual for a youth minister to be in one place for that long although you’re seeing it more. I never wanted to […]

Terminal Velocity

Psalm 46:10a “Be still and know that I am God.” Terminal velocity is defined as the highest velocity attainable by an object as it falls through air. It’s the top speed a skydiver reaches as they plummet to the earth after jumping out of a perfectly good airplane for reasons which I do not understand. […]

It’s a marathon…

Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that […]

Job Description

Job descriptions give us an idea of what a company is looking for when they are hiring for a particular position. They help us understand the requirements and expectations. In Matthew 22:34-40, Jesus gives us (Christians) just that. We can sum up Jesus’ statement here with two things. First, love God. Second, love others. That’s […]

An unexpected lesson

Sometimes lessons come from the most unexpected places at the most unexpected times. Please allow me to brag on someone for a minute. Last night as Kids Sing began, there was a little girl who is probably about four years old sitting on the front pew all by herself. She was visiting with her grandparents. […]