What are you Thankful for this year?

Here we go… plunging toward the highest calorie meal of the entire year.   I recently read an article that linked each item on a typical Thanksgiving table with the distance you’ll need to walk to burn off those calories.   It’s quite sobering, to say the least! – Glass of Eggnog: 8071 steps – 1 Cracker… Read More ›

One more thing…

We’ve spent the last few weeks learning what it takes to live a Distinct life for Jesus.  So now we’re all set, right?   We’ve got our faith-lives running smoothly.  We’re reading scripture every day.  We’re showing the world that we’re following Jesus.  We’ve got this! Wait a moment.  The Apostle John said there was still one more… Read More ›

Do you smell like Christ?

A Question for you on this rainy Friday morning… How can Jesus’ followers attain a life that is distinctly Christian… while still being engaged with the world around us?  How can we give off the aroma of Christ… while living in a world that can be pretty stinky at times? Is it that even possible? This… Read More ›

Have you taken the plunge?

Baptism!   It’s important.   Baptism is how people say:  “I’ve decided to follow Jesus.” No one is quite sure where baptism got started.  What we do know is that John the Baptist was splashing lots of people into the Jordan River as a sign of repentance when Jesus suddenly showed up and said: “Me, too” John… Read More ›

Are you ready for the big question?

This Sunday we’re wrapping up our series on Responsibility with a question:  What are our responsibilities to Jesus… and how will we respond when He ‘calls in our accounts’? That’s a bigger question than it seems!  We like to think that following Jesus consists mostly of trusting Him and ‘keeping our noses clean’.  But there’s… Read More ›

How to Face Impossible Odds

Boxers will tell you that this is the loneliest place on the planet. Once you step into the ring there’s nothing between you and your opponent’s devastating right hook. One person will emerge victorious… the other will end up on the floor. It’s all on you, once the battle begins. That’s pretty much the way… Read More ›