4 Legacies We Leave Behind

4 Legacies We Leave Behind

The word legacy is often thrown around in grandeur without much thought behind the meaning of the word. For many people across the world the meaning lines up with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition. But how do Christians view this subject?  I started thinking a lot about this subject after my brother-in-law passed away. A Facebook group was started for the …

Where to Look When Life Disappoints

Where to Look When Life Disappoints

When the world around you crumbles what is it that you hold on to? What gets you through this time? It has been a few weeks now since my brother-in-law passed away. There are still lots of tears and mourning when thinking about it. This has not been an easy time for my family and sister. While talking through things …

The Day My World Stood Still

Have you ever watched the news or your Facebook feed and read about a tragedy and think that it would never happen to you? Well it happened to me. Last Tuesday at 12:10pm, September 29, 2015, I received a phone call from my brother. I was in staff meeting and like any good person I ignored the call from my …

Listening to Those Around You Who Are Hurting

Do we listen to what is going on around us? Do we listen to more than just the words? I remember back in the fall, I was talking with one of our new adult leaders and they mentioned something to the affect of: “Are any of our students hurting? They seem like they have everything together. “ I then proceeded …

I Am a Noise Addict!

                      If you are anything like me you have a busy life. This past year we had our second child. Both are under the age of two. I promise we are not crazy yet! I have been busy running a full student ministry and baseball ministry schedule as well. And …

How to Comfort Someone Through Loss

Throughout our lives, we will encounter people who have lost loved ones, and people who are hurting. It might be a going to a funeral or comforting someone going through a difficult situation. So how do comfort them?  This week (April 2015), my wife’s grandmother passed away. While she was a godly woman, it was still hard on my wife …

Happy Others Day!

Others Day Every Day We are in the midst of a season that is set aside for celebrating some of the special people in our lives: Mothers Day and Fathers day more specifically. Each of these days, are set aside to do special things for them. Some celebrate and do things very creatively, thus gobs of pinterest pins, some buy …

How do you face your fears?

How do you face your fears?  Hebrews 11:1 Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see. (NIrv) Bottom Line: When I experience what God can do, it helps me face my fears. Principle from Upward Sports Fear is something we all have. Every week or year, we slowly face …