Today, is day two of our schools being closed across the nation. We are out of school, because it is our normal Spring Break. That said the kids feel ripped off somewhat and we are all feeling a little trapped due to so many things being closed until further notice. Personally, I like it when … More Prayer in a time of Virus
we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. (Galatians 2:16) Is this the point to this life summed by obeying a set of rules from a divine power or is it about understanding that God loves us? This is struggle happens in every … More A Disciple’s Life
When all you want to do is fall to pieces is it possible to keep going? Yes, it is. What can I lean on to help me press on? … More Press On
Since the start of this month my wife Liz and I have been keeping a Whole 30 Diet. I have been thinking about it as a fast for the month since I am not medically required to remove certain foods due to allergies or physical problems. I made this choice to in part lose some … More Whole 30 Journey
I found myself closing out last year needing a change. My wife Liz said that we should commit the month of January to doing a Whole 30 fast. Lots of people have done this kind of adjustment to how they eat and several practice this plan as their regular diet. Just to be clear I was … More Whole 30 lessons
When someone asks you to describe your ideal “home” what do you say? What makes it feel like “home” for you? There is something about that place that we all desire, especially at this time of year, but we are not always able to find it. We talk about the “home” we get, make, and … More Sermon “I Will Bring You Home”
How do you prepare for Christmas? What must be done in your house and life so that you feel ready for Christmas? The preparation that scripture asks us to do is focused on the heart. How does one prepare their heart of the coming of Jesus? Prepare The Way 9 from First Presbyterian Church on … More Prepare the Way – Second Sunday of Advent Message
How can we be thankful during times of suffering and acts of horror? Can God create hope in the midst of darkness? thankful time 11 from First Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.
How can we use the money we make to show our thanks to God? How can we overcome the stress and anxious feelings that we experience when we use social media? How can we live as people who are truly set free? These are some of the questions we tackle this week as we look … More So thankful I stopped worrying!
No matter how many times I start to write I hit the backspace and delete button. Why? I don’t want to put something down that is flimsy or trite. Right now the panhandle of Florida is in the midst of a hurricane. My wife has family roots down there, my family rest and renews … More Powerful Prayers, Storms, and Hearts