Are you ready for Christmas?

Nick MartineauBlog

Are you ready for Christmas? It starts the day after Halloween. In every store, it’s out with the candy and in with the inflatable decorative front lawn Santas. The anxiety starts slowly at first. So … Read More

Under Construction

Nick MartineauBlog

Under Construction Every once in a while, Liz and I like to watch a show called Fixer Upper. The show stars a fun and talented husband and wife team. In every episode, they take a … Read More

Peace

Steve WeldonBlog

PEACE For many years now, in all of my personal correspondence, I almost always use as my valedictory (farewell words) the closing word, “Peace.” Why? Like many things in my life, though I may never … Read More

The Middle Child of the Holidays

Mark HersheyBlog

The Middle Child of the Holidays Thanksgiving, the “middle child” of holidays between Halloween and Christmas, has unfortunately become only a blip of a reminder to give thanks. The anticipation of Thanksgiving grows shorter each … Read More

The Best Sermons Are Lived, Not Preached

Nick MartineauBlog

The Best Sermons Are Lived, Not Preached Years ago I pastored a Cowboy Church down in Texas. Those people are near and dear to my heart. I was with them for 5 years, and they … Read More

How Much is Enough?

Nick MartineauBlog

How Much is Enough? One Halloween, when I was about 11 or 12 years old, my parents let me go trick-or-treating by myself with my friends. We carefully planned our route based on an attainable … Read More

You Can’t Change

Steve WeldonBlog

You Can’t Change! I’m back! As I’ve been pondering, it seems to me one of the greatest lies of the devil and also one of God’s greatest truths is one and the same, “You can’t … Read More

My Biggest Fan

Ben GriffisBlog

My Biggest Fan In the church world, we often use illustrations, stories, and analogies to help us grasp Biblical lessons. One common analogy I learned as I grew up in the church was that we … Read More

Two Family Trees

Mark HersheyBlog

Two Family Trees I have been giving the wrong answer to a question I’ve been asked my entire life. Because of my last name, people often ask me if I’m related to Milton Hershey, the … Read More

Competing Voices

Nick MartineauBlog

Competing Voices I hope you all understand that I don’t know everything. If that’s not okay with you, then you just might be at the wrong church. As we go through our weekend services and … Read More