I am not going to lie; this is going to be my longest blog to date. But the message is important. I have dwelt on it all day. If you can spare 10 or 15 minutes, this may change your perspective on suffering. This is important and I pray you take the time toContinue reading “Suffering, What’s the Point?”
Andre and Nola Vink, along with their son Jarrvis, were baptized today. Praise the Lord. Their family is new to Hillside and we have so enjoyed them and their three boys. We look forward to worshiping and growing with them in Christ.
In Children’s Church today they used Shaving Cream to make some messy sheep.. Sometimes the Good Shepherd has some messy sheep, but he still loves and cares for us.
How many of us talk about our relationship with God at work? At home? Why are we so afraid to talk about God? If we truly love him and are grateful for the things he does for us, why are we not talking about this? If we know God and he knows us, if heContinue reading “It’s Time We Talked”
It’s been a long couple of days. You are tired. Emotionally drained. Confused. Your best friend just went through unspeakable torture and now lays in a grave. This man you devoted your life to. Three years you have walked every day together. You have learned from him. You have seen miracle after miracle. You haveContinue reading “The Hope of Easter”
As Easter approaches, my mind starts thinking about the importance of the cross. About just how important the death and resurrection of Jesus really is. I think about all the scriptures that point to a God who stepped out of Heaven, walked a perfect life, and gave his life in our place. It’s our debtContinue reading “Man of Sorrows”
How is your prayer life? How much time do you spend face to face with the Father? If you are anything like me, it can be a struggle to pray for any real length of time. I get to praying, and before I know it, I’m four thoughts away and staring off into space. ItContinue reading “Thankful”
What is your favorite movie? If someone quizzed you on that movie how would you do? Could you answer them all? I am a movie guy. I love to watch movies. It’s a great way to pass time. There are many movies I can quote, and a lot of movies I have seen WAY tooContinue reading “Can You Spot A Sharp Fanged Sheep?”
I don’t spend a lot of time on social media anymore. I used to be on it all the time. It was a great way to waste time and see what was going on in the world around me. Unfortunately, it wasn’t good for my mood, my blood pressure, or my anger issues. Just scrollContinue reading “No Fear, No Anxiety, Trust God”
What is your reaction when God says no? What is your reaction when God says wait? For many, myself included, its not taken very well. We seem to think we know what is best for us. We seem to think that we are more important than God, and our demands need to be met inContinue reading “Jesus Stayed”