Building Anticipation for Christmas

I love Christmas time.  This is a significant change in my life.  I used to work at Long’s Drug where I was bombarded with all things Christmas from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve and I grew to resent all the things that surrounded Christmas.   Over the last several years though I have begun to appreciateContinue reading “Building Anticipation for Christmas”

Faith bigger than the prosperity gospel

Read this this morning: 12 I want you to know, beloved, that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel, 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to everyone else that my imprisonment is for Christ; 14 and most of the brothers and sisters, havingContinue reading “Faith bigger than the prosperity gospel”


This article from Wired made me tear up.  I saw the posts from different friends about San Francisco’s Batkid and I didn’t really have time to read the posts.   If you are facing your Monday morning with cynicism and dislike of your fellow humans.  Read this article and remember we really can go niceContinue reading “Batkid!”

Saturday Stuff CWACOM2, Vision Day, Turnaround Pastor

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 is a great movie. I love these rainy fall days when we can go catch a movie as a family. Now that Kathy works fewer Fridays she gets to come too! All wins. I went in to CWACOM2 with no expectations and they were greatly exceeded. The lastContinue reading “Saturday Stuff CWACOM2, Vision Day, Turnaround Pastor”

Music & Discovery

I used to really love music.  I used to pay attention to release schedules.  I used to buy new albums all the time.   I still love music but I just don’t have time to pay attention to release schedules and I don’t have the disposable income to buy new music all the time.  WithContinue reading “Music & Discovery”

Agreeing with people you want to disagree with

This morning I was reading a book by someone I often disagree with.  It’s easy to dismiss a lot of what this guy says.  But as I was reading I found that he was saying so much that I agree with.  A few years ago this would have been really troubling.  I probably would haveContinue reading “Agreeing with people you want to disagree with”

Be With. Do With. Do Likewise

I have been focusing a lot of reading and thought about how to help Creekside develop disciples.  It’s not enough to just gather a crowd.  Jesus told his disciples to go and make disciples, not just have a lot of people around. Why is making disciples so important?  Because part of being a disciple isContinue reading “Be With. Do With. Do Likewise”