Family Dinner

Family Dinner

My dad knew the power of sharing a meal together. He enjoyed sitting around the dinner table as a family and especially with guests. Our guests would often hear him say, “Better have some more…” as soon as they finished the food on their plate. This would continue...
Creating and Sustaining Friendships

Creating and Sustaining Friendships

Creating friendships as an adult is hard. Sustaining those friendships is even harder. Between work, family, and the pressures of everyday life, “investing in friendships” often gets moved to the bottom of our to-do list. However, I believe it is God’s will for all of...
A Radical Thanksgiving

A Radical Thanksgiving

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,  for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”  Hebrew 13:2 When I was about 11 years old I shared Thanksgiving with a brother and sister who were essentially homeless, and though their presence...
College Colors Night

College Colors Night

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 31, is one of my favorite Fridays to worship at One Church: College Colors Night. This is that special time of year where we come to worship dressed in our favorite school colors and thank God for the gift of college football. I, for one,...
Community

Community

I’ve served at several churches prior to Acts 2 in capacities ranging from youth director to pastor. During that time, I’ve heard members of other churches complain that no one from the community ever comes to worship or a program that the particular church is...
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

The morning our son, Elijah, was to be born, Melissa and I went to eat breakfast at IHOP. We were scheduled to induce labor at Lakeside Women’s Health Hospital early that morning so we rose even earlier to sneak in a hearty breakfast before the induction. It was a...