A very real issue: STRESS among teenagers and young adults

Sometimes an issue hits you right between the eyes and you wonder why you haven’t seen it sooner.  This is one of those issues.  Yes, in recent months I had heard “bits and pieces” from multiple directions. I had read news reports of soaring rates of depression & suicide among teens & young adults.  IContinue reading “A very real issue: STRESS among teenagers and young adults”

What did Christ’s resurrection do?

As we prepare for Easter Sunday, I thought I would share some of my preaching notes from Easter Sunday 2017.  The title of the message was “What Did the Resurrection Do?” Here is a link to the video with the preaching notes below….    Christ’s resurrection made it possible for us to be born again.Continue reading “What did Christ’s resurrection do?”

Counting down to Easter Sunday – and every Sunday!

1 Corinthians 15 is one of the most famous chapters in the Bible. It is commonly referred to as the “Resurrection Chapter” not because it tells the story of Jesus’ resurrection but because it speaks of the necessity of it and how it applies to our lives today. As we approach Easter Sunday 2018, IContinue reading “Counting down to Easter Sunday – and every Sunday!”

Renewing the Blog & the Power of Social Media

It’s great to be back writing a blog post again for the first time in almost a year and a half. Sorry that I let life and ministry crowd out this ministry. I have updated the photos and a couple of the sections on this blog. Hopefully, I can do a better job with updatesContinue reading “Renewing the Blog & the Power of Social Media”

“Small churches” = BIG IMPACT

Recently, well known Pastor Andy Stanley made news with comments he made regarding parents who take their children to small churches. To Andy’s credit, he apologized in a very heartfelt way, and my intent here is not to rehash that issue.  However, this recent dust up did cause me to begin thinking about the impactContinue reading ““Small churches” = BIG IMPACT”

Lakeside’s most prayed for Easter ever

“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stoodContinue reading “Lakeside’s most prayed for Easter ever”