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5 Ways to Keep Good Relationship With People Who Have Opposing Political Views

We are currently in one of the most toxic post-election cycles I have ever seen. It is a political minefield with friends and family. More than one family asked me to pray with them this weekend at our services as feelings were hurt because of political discussions that had taken place around the table at Thanksgiving. It reminds me of [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|

Worrying is a Waste of Time and Energy!

Dick Foth was with us last Sunday morning at Horizon. In his sermon entitled “How Do I Get to Peace From Here?” he quoted that someone had said:  "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." It might surprise you to know who that someone was and what comprised her history. The quote came [...]

By |April 11th, 2013|

It’s OK to Have Fun!

It may surprise you that God likes for us to enjoy life. Ministry is great, hard work is scriptural, and productivity is a positive thing and makes us feel a sense of satisfaction. And yet we can work, minister, be productive and feel a sense of sadness. Part of the reason this can happen to us is that we don’t [...]

By |April 2nd, 2013|

Understanding God’s Love for Me is the Key to the Best Life!

It is interesting that when God chose to describe himself in a summary statement He chose these words: “God is love.” (1 John 4:16). He could have emphasized anything He wanted to, but He said, “I am love.” This week I saw a scripture in a new light.  Have you ever done that?  It is amazing how deep and vastly [...]

By |March 26th, 2013|

Three Key Relationships

When I read the bible I see three key relationships vital to our Christian growth that we should all pursue. We all need a Paul, a Barnabas and a Timothy to be part of our lives. 1. Paul (an older, more mature believer) I think most people would see the importance of this, yet, in my opinion, we don’t pursue [...]

By |March 19th, 2013|

God’s Hilarious Basketball Miracle!!!!

I remember when the Lord spoke to my heart and said, “I want to build a great high school to glorify my name.” Retrospect shows a great deal about whether the Lord has really spoken to us. Now, ten years later, after seeing Him do great things to make it happen, I am confident that He did speak. In that [...]

By |March 6th, 2013|