I was a freshman in highschool when I felt a calling on my life to full time ministry. About a year prior I went to a concert and heard about an organization that combats human trafficking...I wanted to know more, and I wanted to go. So I did.
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I am now the proud dad of three girls. One of the coolest things about babies is they are new. “New” means exciting and interesting and gawking at every little motion, sound and expression she makes.
Now before you start thinking about all the cuteness of a new baby, you have to remember there’s some not-so-cute aspects of being “new"...
As we head into Halloween “season” and prepare for Light Night events all around the valley in our homes, this passage from Isaiah 60 has been “haunting” me.
Despite their mythic status and their behind-the-scenes roles, if you happen to pay attention you may have noticed a new face in the sound booth on Sundays. That new face belongs to Mandi Bryant, our Worship Arts Intern!
I have never been good at saying “Thank you” to people.
Well, hold on a sec… Let me explain.
Freedom. It’s something long sought after by all races and creeds. Since the creation of man, we have pursued breaking the bonds that hold us no matter the country, the empire, the race, the ethnicity, the gender, or even the value system or government.
As Pastor Marty shared this past Sunday on the story of Peter and John in Acts chapter 4, the thing that struck me most was the power of their story. They had been with Jesus. They had "seen" things and "heard" things that blew people away in those days. And all I could do was think to myself, "Dang. I hope I get to see God do stuff like that."