"Expressing God's Love" - Church Blog

"Expressing God's Love" - Church Blog

Expressing God’s Love

Time was short.  He knew his own death was imminent.  He only had a few short moments left on this earth with those He counted as followers.  Jesus had to make a decision.  What would He teach these disciples in the last little bit of time they had left together? 

Never Give Up!

  Howdy!   This is Markus, the German intern, and this time it is my turn to write a blog. I want to tell you all a story about how I got my driver’s license and my hope is that it will encourage some of you through the hard times!   Things in life are not always easy. There have been times in my life where I wanted to give up. This year when I turned…

Offended On My Behalf

You maybe read the title of this and thought I was making some deep reflection about Jesus but it is way less theological. I had to share a story that happened recently about my honor being defended. What a funny thing, to think that chivalry still exists in this “selfie-sh” generation. (Forced pun intended!)

Ask the composer.

There’s a story that I heard recently about an Italian conductor, Massimo Freccia, and his brush with one of the great composers of Italian opera.  I have no way to verify whether this story is true, but it almost doesn’t matter – it’s one of those stories that ought to be true, even if it isn’t, because it makes such a great point. As a…

When the answers don’t come…

This has been the hardest blog I have ever written. I now have 3 unfinished blogs floating in my head and in my computer, because the words felt off. The words of this blog are vulnerable and true, but they are the only words that seemed right. I hope this helps you as much as it has been helping me through the last year and especially the last few weeks.

Kobe and the Warriors

Clearly, this past Wednesday night was one of the most significant regular season finale nights in recent NBA history. When we got home from church, Matthew asked me which game I wanted to watch – Kobe Bryant’s last game in the NBA or the Golden State Warriors’ chance to break the record for the most wins in the regular season. My answer to him was that I would rather…

Don’t forget to look up!

When I was in college, I always had at least one part-time job in addition to the classes I was taking.  Mostly, these jobs were at churches – part-time choir director, part-time youth leader, etc. – but occasionally I also held jobs in other fields. Of my non-church jobs, by far my favorite was being a tour guide at the state capitol building in Austin. I had…

Some Thoughts on Zoning

As many of you know, our church is in the middle of a major building program.  As a result of some of the amazing growth that God has sent our way in the last few years, we began having discussions almost a year ago about the need to build a new Sanctuary.  As that plan began to take shape, we realized that we would need to relocate our gym to our vacant lot across the…

Allergies and Contagious Faith

Ok, so not to sound super cliché, but Spring is in the air. We just got into March and I have been wearing shorts for weeks (Thanks Texas). As sweet as this old phrase is, with Spring comes some not so great things, like cleaning and ALLERGIES! I haven’t done my cleaning, but I have the allergies covered. I don’t know what blew in last week, but it hit me hard. I was…

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

I hate to start out by quoting Elvis, but I just couldn’t help it.  I read something interesting recently that has me thinking a little differently about this idea of loneliness.  I will get to that in just a moment, but I feel like we should start from a more common perspective.