Thoughts

What is Lifetree Café and who loves it?

Lifetree Café is a comfortable place and time for people to gather every week to explore life and faith. It’s the kind of place where the atmosphere encourages conversation, questions, and personal stories. And...

The Punches Hurt

I recently attended a Conference that didn’t hold back the punches. We church workers were hit with realities of the coming years… and the punches hurt. The statistics showed that 80% of next generations...

Go quickly and tell

“Go quickly and tell.” Matthew 28:7 On that first resurrection day the angel at the tomb delivered the most important message anyone can ever hear: “He is not here; for He is risen.” Death...

All Saints and Thanksgiving Day

Following is a poem about people sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table. For many years I had it tacked to my bulletin board. Each time I read it I think of Thanksgiving dinners enjoyed...

Seeker to Soaker

People today who have questions about faith, questions about the Bible’s message, or are desiring a stronger spiritual life are often called “seekers”. Christian churches work to attract people who are seeking because we...

How Valuable are You?

“You have been bought and paid for by Christ, so you belong to Him – be free now from all these earthly prides and fears.” 1 Corinthians 7:23 How much do you think you’re...

Time to take off the floaties…

Recently, as this Texas girl has been learning to ski, I’ve had some flashbacks to some of my earliest memories, especially where my parents were trying to teach me something, such as how to...