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.
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”