How much do you know about silver? I have been doing some research lately, because I know the Bible compares faith to precious metals that must be tested with fire. It also says much about being refined by fire. I feel like my whole year so far has been the refining fire. I truly believeContinue reading “Refined By Fire”
I have had a lot on my mind lately. I haven’t written anything in over a week. I have been throwing a pity party of sorts. When last I wrote and spoke, I talked about learning to walk in the Spirit. How we achieve that by metanoia. Metanoia is a Greek word, meta meaning above,Continue reading “Yoked, A Parable”
I don’t want to brag (ok maybe I do), I have a group of guys that meet at my house week after week. At our men’s small group, we encourage one another, strengthen one another, sharpen one another, and bear one another’s burdens. I love this group of guys. I pray for my favorite dudesContinue reading “What Are You Wearing?”
Sorry, it has been over a week since my last blog. Life began testing my family once again. Although life is hard at times, there are valuable lessons to be learned in the valleys, as I have said in previous blogs. This week has taught me to look within. To look at how far myContinue reading “Run With Purpose”
How many people can really say they know me? I know I am vocal in my church. I have been teaching youth about Jesus for nearly ten years now. I get to pray on stage once a month. I have had the opportunity to preach to the congregation on a few occasions. I am theContinue reading “A Prodigal’s Story”
Is there anyone in your life that you think of, when you get into a conversation with this person, it’s going to be them talking the whole time, and you fighting to get a word in edge wise? Chances are your mind immediately found a name or a face. We all know that guy.Continue reading “What? I Can’t Hear You!”
Odd question, but what is Superman’s number one weakness? If you are a nerd like me, you know the answer is kryptonite. It is a small piece of Superman’s home world that emits radiation and renders Superman’s abilities useless. It weakens him to the point he becomes a normal man. What if Clark KentContinue reading “Fear and Doubt Like Kryptonite”
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.