Approaching Advent by Jacob Sensenig

Approaching Advent November should be a “calm before the storm” season, but for the Music and Worship Arts Ministry it often seems like the “storm before the even bigger storm.” The choirs and orchestra are feverishly preparing music for the Advent and Christmas season and from my vantage point as the person who is planning […]

How to Help Your Kids Deal with Failure by Debbie Potter

How to Help Your Kids Deal with Failure Pain is unfortunately part of life. As parents, we want to give our children the best life possible. We want to shield them from any disappointment or setback. We want them to have a happy, flawless childhood. These are wonderful goals, but part of their childhood needs […]

Free to Give Back by Vicki Hollon

Free to Give Back My dad retired from law enforcement with the state of Texas when he was 55 years old. He lived until October 21, 2016 when he was 82. In many ways it was incredible that he retired at age 55 given he always “made a living” but never made a lot of […]

Sing to God with Gratitude in Your Hearts

Sing to God with Gratitude in Your Hearts Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:1-2 Each year, the Music and Worship Arts Ministry highlights one verse to […]

Can’t Sleep by Les Hollon

Can’t Sleep by Les Hollon  From my journal: Written 7 years ago (9/27/11) Sleep came hard. For a thousand nights, from the spring of 2011 to the spring of 2014, I felt the press of questions for which I was trying to figure out the answers. Not being able to sleep was new for me. […]

Learning About Jesus by Debbie Potter

“Dad, do you like being a shepherd?” “I can’t imagine being anything else.” “But isn’t being a shepherd, you know, kind of boring? Shepherds never get to do anything that’s very important.” “The nights can get long sometimes, but how many people get to work under God’s blanket of stars? As I sit watching over […]

The Faith Factor in Spiritual Leadership by Pastor Les

The Faith Factor in Spiritual Leadership By Pastor Les Faith is the distinctive factor in spiritual leadership. Along with: clarifying & casting vision, living the mission, managing objectives & goals, analyzing & evaluating, measuring progress with metrics, coaching & supervising, and discerning the transformational stories to reveal what is truly happening–  thereis the God factor […]

New School Year Resolutions

As summer is winding down and a new school year begins, it is a good time for families to make “New School Year Resolutions.” Life gets busy when we get back into all the activities that surround the academic calendar. It is a good time to discuss what your priorities as a family and as […]

New Beginnings

The fall is always an exciting season in the Music & Worship Arts Ministry as our full programming gets back into full swing! The sounds of Children’s Choirs and Chorale and Orchestra rehearsals fill the church and our Sunday morning worship services are once again energized by these ensembles. This is also the time of […]

Seeking Calm with Jesus

Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34 Seeking Calm with Jesus Meditation seems to be all the rage these days. There are numerous apps you can download to help guide your breathing, focus, or intention in mediation. In a world that seems to be increasing the pace and demands of life, many people seem to thirst for respite and […]