Only Easter?

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” ­– Luke 9:23–24 Faithful church-goers often get frustrated with Christians who only attend services a couple of times a year, usually Christmas and Easter. I get it. When someone claims to love Jesus but neglects the very thing He died for, the church, you wonder what kind of game he or she is … [Read more...]

Serve the Lord with Gladness

Serve Day, this past Saturday, was a huge success. We had people building, cooking, folding, cutting, weaving, picking up trash, cleaning out the neighborhood street drains and putting together lunch bags for homeless people. I am so glad to be part of a church that sees the needs of people and does whatever is needed to get the job done. A special thanks to Dan Harrison, Chad Royal and the Serve Team for putting together a great event. Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the … [Read more...]

Hungry for the Right Things!

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 (NIV) Most of my life I have either been on a diet, coming off a diet or in need of starting one! Unfortunately my eating philosophy comes too close to a Mae West quote I once read: Too much of a good thing is Wonderful!! I laughingly share this quote when eating that second or third piece of cake or other desired delicacy. In reality however, it is a rotten formula for healthy living and is part … [Read more...]

Thank You

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Leisa and I moved to Eastern Hills to serve on this staff. Time has passed quickly. There have been a lot of changes during the past 10 years. My family has grown as we have added a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and 6 grandchildren. It was also during these years that we lost my sister Jana. This church has celebrated with us and cried with us as we have gone through these changes personally. More than anything else this church … [Read more...]

Encouragement

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” ~Hebrews 10:24 Since I arrived at Eastern Hills almost eight months ago (can you believe it’s been eight months!) I have received a lot of encouragement from you all. Believe me when I say that encouragement is invaluable to a pastor. I appreciate it very much. I’m also aware that encouragement goes both ways. You, the members of Eastern Hills, need to be uplifted and spurred on in your good deeds as well, so I … [Read more...]