Rhythmically Challenged

I have been wrestling a lot recently with the concept of becoming vs. doing.  For much of my life, the driving force was what did I do?  The more I did, the better, the more public, impressive, flashy, even greater.  Yet as I read scripture it is abundantly clear that God is not impressed with […]

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party!!

  Join us as we pack Shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) on Wednesday November 18th at 6:30pm.  We are collecting donated gift items to go in the shoe boxes from October 1st through November 18th. Drop off donations at our church offices and look for our donation drop off tables in mid October. […]

Count the Cost

This past week we talked in our message about Jesus call to count the cost of following Him.  So often we think of the challenges of following Jesus, and forget that Jesus is partnered with a promise in John 10:10: I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  Part of counting the […]

Disciples Workout

For the last two weeks we have been talking at Trinity about what it looks like to be a disciples of Jesus, and this past week we opened up Psalm 37 (if you want to take a listen: http://f163865.wpengine.com/listen?media=true) and talked about how disciples workout.  Now this conjures to mind all kinds of images (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdccUsn8N4Y), […]

Wanna Get Away

A few years ago Southwest Airlines had a humorous series of commercials that all ended with the line, wanna get away? The commercials all talked about challenges of life that made you just want to get on a plane and go somewhere else for a break.  Last week as a church we looked at Luke 5:16 […]

Child Like Faith

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4 ESV Jesus mention of a child like faith, begs the question to me, what is so different in the faith of a child that […]

Inefficient Gospel

I envy individuals who are talked about as strong people.  Often it is used to talk about individuals who are in the midst of stress, personal struggles, or crisis, and are able to navigate it with grace, and a relatively level head.  I want to be one of those strong people.  This was not a […]

Inefficent Gospel

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s […]

Good Tension

Last week at our congregational meeting I spoke in closing around the idea of tension.  I shared candidly about how as humans we tend to like sameness, and anything that is not the same tends to make us feel well, tension.  Worse yet, we are taught early on in life that we should associate any […]

Why Are You Afraid?

  For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 ESV Fear is a powerful emotion.  It is an emotion that drives us, controls […]