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God’s Loving Patience

  “You gotta be kidding me!”  “Nope. I heard it myself.”  “But we’re messengers, fighters, emissaries, not singers!” “Well, we won’t be singing, but we are assigned as part of a heavenly host making a grand announcement. I’m not sure what the event is but I hear it’s big.” “I guess I’ll go if I… Read more »

The Community of Jesus

I’ve been thinking recently about what it is that distinguishes the community of Jesus from all other groups and unions. As human beings we typically attach ourselves to others based on common interests, causes, leisure activities, careers, personal charisma and a multitude of other pursuits. As believers, these may in fact be part of the… Read more »

ME!

We are immersed in a society brainwashing us with the idea that I am the most important person and what happens to me is my main concern. It’s easy to disagree with that mindset when it’s stated that directly but our culture isn’t so blatant as it seeks to infuse our thinking with a “me… Read more »

The Issue with Issues

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith —more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire— may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus… Read more »

Summer 2017: Reflecting on a Joy-Filled Season

As we stand on the edge of Fall, we look with anticipation at many of the things to come; school starting and the flurry of activities that surround that, a new season of events and group activities – resuming the Jr. and Sr. High youth groups, Community Groups starting up, the Harvest Festival, new series… Read more »

The Full Armor of God

The few weeks leading up to community festival and VBS were difficult for me. Many frustrating and difficult roadblocks were appearing in all aspects of my life. To make matters worse temptations that I believed “I” had conquered were resurfacing. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first but things felt out of balance…. Read more »

Do Not Give Up Meeting Together…

Our summer has been amazing, full of adventure with our children and vacations with family.  We have traveled nearly every weekend since the end of June.  Our experiences as a family have been memorable and I treasure them.  However, with all of the missed Sundays, I have begun to notice a feeling of disconnectedness from… Read more »

The Intimate & The Infinite

  A hand on a shoulder, a tear dropping as a weight lifts because of a burden shared.  Bowed heads and private whispers. This may not be the image that typically defines prayer, because too often we try to find that definition in textbooks and institutions. Instead, the prayer that shakes me, the prayer that… Read more »

Easy Discipleship ?

I was channel surfing the other day and came across a program talking about how McDonalds is expanding their restaurants in China. One of the things they learned is that they need to open 2 or 3 restaurants at a time in an area for them to be effective. They found opening just one doesn’t… Read more »

On Growth…

  Growth. It is one of Clear Creek’s core rhythms. It is vital for productive Christian living. Our ultimate goal as believers is to grow closer to Jesus and become more like Him. Sometimes my life seems focused around growth. Are my children physically growing at the appropriate rate? Are their social abilities increasing and… Read more »