What a joy it was to celebrate Easter with my spiritual and physical families yesterday! But the joy of Easter continues... Because the hope of Easter gives me the courage and clarity I need in order to persevere in this fallen and broken world. As my friend Chris Altrock writes in his book, Newsworthy:Nine Ways … Continue reading Easter Continues
I work for two organizations that exist to offer hope to others, the Alameda Church of Christ and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. It is such a privilege to go to work each day and focus on ways to improve the lives of others. It is also exciting to be part of teams who … Continue reading 12 Ways to Increase Hope in 2021
Yesterday, we celebrated the fact that Jesus has indeed overcome the world through his resurrection from the dead. That truth is an endless source of hope for all who make Jesus their King, and Jesus' resurrection gives us a firm and secure anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6:19) that empowers us to live boldly and … Continue reading Take Heart!
Here are four songs from The Zoe Group that go along with the theme of my sermon on Sunday. Please join me online at alameda.church or on any of Alameda's social media outlets for a hope-filled message about how the resurrection of Jesus Christ changes our lives for the better and gives us hope as … Continue reading Songs for Sunday
As we all seek to live through "the age of the coronavirus" in the best way possible, it's very important that we seek out "good news" that can keep us encouraged and keep our eyes fixed on Christ and our hearts turned toward God. For that reason, each Wednesday on my blog I will post … Continue reading You Are Valuable to God