Has your child ever ruined a family photo? Everyone is dressed in their best, excited to make a meaningful memory. But there’s always one; arms and eyebrows crossed, lower lip extended. The photographer tries every trick – rubber duckies, puppets, funny faces, and fart noises. The flash goes off, and the unhappy face is forever […]
In 1521, Martin Luther stood before Emperor Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, at the Diet of Worms. Luther’s life and the future of the Reformation were on the line. I know that sounds like a bad dream – a diet of worms. The word “Diet” meant “an imperial assembly” in the historic sense, and […]
Exodus 16:4 – Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.” For the Israelites in wilderness, there was nothing […]
Great things are happening at The Heights Church in Richmond. We have three services starting Easter. For more information check out the website –www.theheightschurch.com. My brother Josh and Crystal are doing a great job leading this church. Come see us!
Do you have any burdens you are carrying inside? Is there anything weighing you down – in your family, marriage, work, health, finances, friendships, or spiritual life? As we walk through a broken world, we often find ourselves carrying not just one burden, but several in these important areas. We can end up going through […]
How’s your heart? I’m not talking about the physical organ, pumping blood through the body. As our heart sits at the center of our chest, we have a spiritual heart at the center of who we are. Everything we do flows from our heart. Our heart is the seat of our emotions, thoughts, dreams, and […]
After Thanksgiving our family did something new to start the Christmas season. We threw out our fake tree with broken lights, and drove to a nearby farm to cut down a real one. After a half hour of walking, we found our prize. Refreshed from a cup of hot chocolate around the outdoor fire, we […]
For most of us Christmas ends up being the craziest time of the year. We pack as much as possible into the last 31 days – shopping, wrapping, party planning, decorating, traveling, on top of normal work and family duties. In the busyness of it all we miss the moment. I’m writing to encourage you […]