The Grace of God

The Grace of God

“Friends, I realize that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was done in ignorance. But God was fulfilling what all the prophets had foretold about the Messiah—that he must suffer these things. Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped...
A Crash Course in Perspective

A Crash Course in Perspective

For those of you that don’t know, I experienced a major car wreck about a month ago. I tried to avoid the semi on my right, tried to avoid the wall on my left, and then lost control. I crashed into the semi, bounced off of him, spun at least once and then crashed into...
Refreshed!

Refreshed!

One thing in my life that tends to goes to all extremes is spending daily time reading the Bible. I will be super consistent for a season, share with others where I am reading and discuss it, journal what I’m understanding, use a Bible study resource, etc. and in...
Knowing God & Being Fully Known by Him

Knowing God & Being Fully Known by Him

I have to confess I find knowing God and being fully known by Him at times hard to grasp. I wonder what Enoch’s life looked like on a daily basis (Gen. 5:23-4, Heb 11:5). I struggle to understand true intimacy with people not to mention intimacy with the perfect King...
It’s not the healthy that need a doctor

It’s not the healthy that need a doctor

My recent trip to the emergency room really put me in my place. A few weeks ago, I awoke in the middle of the night with abdominal pain which I immediately self-diagnosed as a stomach bug. I was sure it was nothing serious and went back to bed certain that with some...
Let Me Hear You Sing!

Let Me Hear You Sing!

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known    through all generations.    I will declare that your love stands firm forever,    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. Psalm 89:1-2 Do you...
Our Best Cheerleader

Our Best Cheerleader

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” Acts 2:36 Scripture shows us the fullness of love that God has demonstrated for us, all of humanity. This love is incomprehensible to us...
Mission Trip Musings

Mission Trip Musings

About a month ago now, which seems crazy that time has passed that quickly, I had the pleasure of taking 10 of our students and 3 other chaperones on a mission trip down to Houston. I’d like to take this opportunity to share a few things: I was incredibly humbled by...
Update from Rachel

Update from Rachel

My second intensive at Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, is complete, and I am happy to be back in worship again with you all. It was a long time to be separated from my family but a very good two weeks in terms of the training I received. I took three classes, Pauline...
The Summer Camp Life

The Summer Camp Life

As staff are wrapping up the last week of summer camp this year, I have learned a few things about how the spirit of camp can go with us throughout the rest of the year. First, we can bring people along with us. Jesus’ example to us of doing ministry alongside...