Peace in Confusing Times

The God who we say we serve is the God of all peace. As we prepare our hearts before receiving communion we should also prepare our attitudes before rushing off to church. When this first half of St Francis’ prayer should becomes our own then the God of all peace will meet us there and…

Living Connection

Our real connection to Jesus Christ must always lead to our true connection to one another. Division points to a brokenness in some aspect of our relationship with God. Division in our hearts or in our relationships is a signpost pointing to a break in our connection to our Heavenly Father. But He is always…

Who is the author?

Remember that while God’s church must always be free for all it is never meant to be a free-for-all. God has a clear and simple biblical order and each of us will find ourselves most fully blessed when we find our place in it. If there is a story of confusion and unsubstantiated rumors swirling…

Going with God

After 16 years of Sundays this was our last at New Covenant Fellowship. Serving as assistant pastors with our Brazilian brothers and sisters has forever changed and marked our hearts and lives. We have learned so much more than just Portuguese and how to enjoy a good plate of Vaca Atolada ( cow stuck in…

Choosing a Destination

My GPS has a curious insistence that I set my destination before I begin driving my car. In the same way it matters to God that we ask Him to direct our path early each morning. We might have felt very close to God in church Sunday morning but the distance between praising and complaining…