Refuge -- Local Pastor

Do you feel it? Your mind is scattered.

Have you noticed? It’s only 10 AM and you’re already running late.

Life keeps pushing. It can be relentless. Every week brings mounting responsibilities that turn into heaping routine. Every day starts with the thought of what needs to be done. After a while, even fun is stripped of its joy. Our calendars can’t manage it all. So we look for an answer in the craziness; we look for a pause button.  Read more about Refuge -- Local Pastor >

Family -- LC Staff Member

Recently I’ve been thinking about Esther 14:14: “For such a time as this . . .”

This final encouragement from Mordecai encouraged his cousin Esther to act more bravely than she ever had before on behalf of her family. 

For you and me, it is a different context, but the message is the same: we can’t wait! We can’t wait for someone to raise our family, we can’t wait to take a stand on moral issues, we can’t wait for someone to educate our children.  We have to be bold, and stand for Christ and his message. Read more about Family -- LC Staff Member >

Connection - High School Teacher

One of my guilty pleasures on Monday nights is to curl up on the couch and watch PBS’ “Antique Roadshow”.  There is just something about watching people’s hopes and dreams realized when the painting rescued from the garbage turns out to be worth a hefty amount, or that moment when the whatchamacallit inherited from Aunt Thelma turns out to be worth a small fortune.  Read more about Connection - High School Teacher >

Fathers - LC Parent

Do you ever read job descriptions just for fun? “Must be punctual, organized, proficient at MS Office, have attention to detail, flexible, ability to work within deadlines. Must be a Self-starter, positive attitude, successful sales background, works with a variety of personalities, competitive, with experience in social media marketing.” Given my tendencies toward disorganization and inability to understand how Facebook and Twitter function, I’d be an easy resume for the garbage for an HR person filling the above two positions. Read more about Fathers - LC Parent >


“How much money do you have?” asked the ten year old boy. “Oh, I am very rich.” replied my grandmother.

My grandmother is one of the most grace-filled, joyful, sweet women I know. Sound familiar? While this phrase might sound typical of grandmothers, she has every right—humanly speaking—to be a bitter and depressed woman. It is amazing how much grace she has for others as a result of God’s grace for her. Read more about Grace >