In my years as a pastor, I have noticed how easy it is to talk to someone about what Jesus is doing in their life. But this week Pastor James reminded me that God leads a people into new lands. Not individuals, but His people! The bride of Christ has been in disunity over many things. But … More Jan. 24, 2016 Sermon Series: Crossroads
I don’t know about you but I love fresh fruit. No canned fruit for me. And if I can get something straight off the tree or bush all the better! Growing up in the Puyallup valley I ate my share of fresh blueberries, raspberries, apples, and blackberries. To this day I can smell and taste … More Fresh Fruit
The third sermon in his series “Crossroads” focuses on living a simple life. More importantly, finding a simplicity in Jesus brings true JOY. The religious spirit is always making life under God more complicated. It takes pride in what it has figures out that no one else knows. This is not the way God operates … More Jan. 17, 2016 Sermon Series Crossroads
As Pastor Jim continues this important series, this week is focused on HOPE! Not in vain hope but in the knowledge that GOD always triumphs. He said something that struck me right in the heart….that God’s ability to LEAD is greater than sins’ ability to DECEIVE!! Wow! How often do we feel a victim of … More Jan.10, 2016 Sermon Series Crossroads
This Word is so important for the Bride of Christ! So many people don’t give adequate importance to daily decisions. Every decision we make matters! Don’t take the risk of being blindsided. Pay attention. Pastor James says, in life, there is the “easy” way and then there is the way that produces abundant life. We … More Jan. 3, 2016 Sermon Series Crossroads
Well, Christmas and New Years is over and my house is back to normal. It felt good to take my tree and decorations down. But one thought still remains with me. The blessing of a gift! Personally I love giving gifts more than receiving them (sounds cliché’ but it’s true). I love to see the … More Should I Open It?
WEEK FOUR I have been thinking lately how our physical health is taken for granted. For example, I don’t give my health a second thought…until I get sick, or hurt. Then it’s a different story. I become self-absorbed, whiney, and sometimes (by my own admission) hard to be around. But I had one life defining … More My Lord, My Healer
I love living in a neighborhood. I always have. I know there are people that don’t want anyone living around them, they love large land and there is an appeal to that, but for me, there is a beauty if sharing “space” with neighbors. I love greeting them as they drive, or walk by. Chatting … More Who is My Neighbor?
No matter what the season, it always breaks my heart to see a man standing on a street corner holding a sign that may read “Hungry” or “Homeless, please help.” Laying aside all the studies and data that may support that it is a choice to be homeless, it doesn’t matter to me. For whatever … More Who Am I?
This is the beginning of my weekly blogs that will be “Looking Outward.” The format for each week will be the same. There is a key scripture that I encourage you to read each and every week (or day) to keep your focus sharp. This is followed by the weeks focus, digging deeper (scriptures to … More Closest to the Heart