Light of the World

Light of the World

Many children encounter a fear of the dark. Imaginative creatures lurk behind closet doors and under beds until a parent arrives. They reassure there is nothing hiding in their room by turning on the lights and shining a flashlight under the bed and in the closet. The comfort of knowing safety is brought only by […]

Give Up Everything

Give Up Everything

Laying down our lives for Christ is no easy task. It sounds good. It appears to be the most loyal thing you can do as a Christian. The allegiance to God and his Son attracts us, as it should. Living a selfless life for Christ looks like a great deal. After all, we are promised eternal life […]

Love Does

Love Does

There is no one thing greater than love. One way or another, we all desire it. We were created by love. We were made to love. We depend on love. I have finally got around to reading Love Does by Bob Goff. A good friend of mine told me ages ago that I should read it. […]

Resources: The Worship Initiative

Resources: The Worship Initiative

One of my dreams in ministry is to train, equip, and resource worship teams all across the nation and even the world. I want to help them build and develop a team from very little or nothing. I have had opportunities to speak and teach on matters of worship at small conferences, but my dream […]

When There’s Nothing Else To Do

When There’s Nothing Else To Do

If you know me, I am super faithful when it comes to getting my hair cut. It has to happen every two weeks, no matter what. Not only do I love the feel of a fresh and clean haircut, but I also love the conversations that happen between my barber and I. I normally see […]

Better Together

Better Together

Life is better when we live it together. Sometimes it is inconvenient to live life together. Connection Church has a lot of young families in it. There are kids everywhere. Everywhere. And when we all get together…there are lots of kids everywhere! To be honest, sometimes it is hard as parents of young children to […]

Do Small Things in a Great Way

Do Small Things in a Great Way

A motivational author by the name of Napoleon Hill once said, “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” Being the huge dreamer I am, this is a profound quote for me. I’ll be the first to admit that when I dream and think of all the things I want […]

Album Review: Salvation Rise

Album Review: Salvation Rise

As I listen to music for pleasure, I often end up hearing songs that are inspiring and that I would like to bring to our services at Connection Church. I rarely find albums that are solid from start to finish and when I do, I end up bringing several of the songs into our worship […]

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

One of my favorite authors on prayer, E.M. bounds, said “Faith, and hope, and patience and all the strong, beautiful, vital forces of piety are withered and dead in a prayerless life. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer.” The disciples […]