Don’t Look For Shortcuts

“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.” (Matthew 7:13, 14 MSG)

God’s Love Is Infinitely Inclusive

Can you imagine what it would have been like to grow up learning about God but being prohibited from sharing this knowledge with people who weren’t like you? Or being forbidden to associate with people who weren’t like you? This was a very real scenario for Jewish people (Acts 10:28) and  because of that, early […]

A Gentle and Quiet Whisper

Then he was told, “Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.” A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, […]

Perfectionism Kills My Creativity

I was talking to a friend a while back about perfectionism. It happens to be part of both of our personality makeups – and it’s both a blessing and a curse. Perfectionism can keep you striving to produce something better. It stops you settling for the first draft. That’s good, right? Everyone knows there’s so much […]

God Looks Into The Heart

When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Here he is! God ’s anointed!” But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.” […]

My Strengths

I’ve always loved taking psychometric-type tests. I’ve used them mainly to prepare for job interviews, where I’ve had to talk about myself (don’t worry, current bosses, I am not interviewing). At STORYCHURCH we use a psychometric test (sounds scary, but it’s not) to help people select an area in which to serve. It’s so interesting that […]

Inviting The Awkwardness

It’s too easy to pussyfoot around when it comes to relationships.  For many of us, this is how we relate to other people.  We stay close to the surface where it’s safe. I find those types of relationships do not have much of an impact on our lives and believe me, I’ve had plenty of […]

Easy Ways To Invite Someone To STORYCHURCH

STORYCHURCH is awesome, right?  You know that, I know that.  Everyone that goes there knows that.  Let’s not keep the secret to ourselves.  Here are some real easy ways to invite. 1 Gather up some friends’ email addresses and use our handy-dandy online invitation form.  The message will automatically include lots of cool info about […]

No More Excuses

I have been reading through the story of Moses recently.  In Exodus 3-4, Moses is looking after some animals in the desert. God sets a bush on fire to grab Moses’ attention. God had selected Moses for the task of rescuing His people from the Egyptians. When I think about it, Moses was born into […]

Unconditionally

[Verse 1] Oh no, did I get too close? Oh, did I almost see what’s really on the inside? All your insecurities All the dirty laundry Never made me blink one time [Chorus] Unconditional, unconditionally I will love you unconditionally There is no fear now Let go and just be free I will love you […]