10 Things to Know about Family Discipleship

Here's a great article about family discipleship by Adam Griffin from the Crossway website: This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. 1. Family discipleship is part of the Great Commission. In Matthew 28, the resurrected Jesus Christ, standing on top of a mountain with nail marks in his hands, tells … Continue reading 10 Things to Know about Family Discipleship

Monday Motivation

Hey everybody! It's been awhile. Sorry about that. Honestly, I didn't realize that my "little" break from blogging had actually been so long. But, I'm back now...and, today, I'm bringing some motivation for your Monday. _________________________________ Last week, a friend and mentor of mine named Jim Martin tweeted the following observation: "This pandemic is revealing … Continue reading Monday Motivation


From time to time on this blog, I post things that are directed to my church family as part of events that are happening within our church. This is one of those times. On Sunday, I started a new sermon series that dives into our history within the Restoration Movement and makes connections to current … Continue reading Restoration

7 Reasons Not to Be Anxious

In the last few days, I have had a couple of conversations with some of Alameda's members who expressed struggling with feelings of anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the current state of affairs in our nation. Anxiety is defined as the inner feeling of apprehension, uneasiness, concern, worry and/or dread that is accompanied … Continue reading 7 Reasons Not to Be Anxious

A Song for Sunday

This Sunday at Alameda we will (finally) have the opportunity to honor our graduating seniors. Here's two versions of a song that highlights the core beliefs that will give those seniors a firm foundation from which to live their lives... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuDI-sk2nJU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-BylrOi4aM

In Praise of Father God on Father’s Day

Several years ago, I "rewrote" the famous parable known as The Prodigal Son.  That parable is a beautiful portrait of the kind of father we have in God.  So, I thought it would be fitting to repost this re-telling of The Prodigal Son from Luke 15:11-32 on Father's Day, and here it is: They say that "time … Continue reading In Praise of Father God on Father’s Day

Ephesians 4:1-6 (A Prayer)

At Alameda, we are reading and praying our way through the New Testament book of Ephesians during a 21-Day Prayer and Scripture Experience. Today's passage is Ephesians 4:1-6, and here's a prayer based on that text... My Heavenly Father, As your servant, I desperately want to live a life that is worthy of the high … Continue reading Ephesians 4:1-6 (A Prayer)