Allowing the Spirit to Live Through Us

            Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. You may recognize this list as the “fruits of the Spirit” taken from Galatians 5. To put it simply, these should be the characteristics of those who believe in Christ. Something amazing happens whenever you give your life to Christ; the Holy Spirit lives inContinue reading “Allowing the Spirit to Live Through Us”

Failure for Christ

Innovation is the buzz word going around our church right now. A few weeks ago, at our annual conference, the bishop challenged all the United Methodist churches in our state to be innovative with how we reach out to others. Unfortunately, one of the issues with a lot of churches (not just United Methodist) is thatContinue reading “Failure for Christ”

The Open Door

My wife and I love animals. We can’t imagine living life without having pets. I had a dog before Ali and I met. Since we’ve been together, we’ve adopted two cats. Our male cat, Ralphie, isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. He’s loving and affectionate, but he isn’t smart. We have been hesitant toContinue reading “The Open Door”