Wednesday, May 29, 2013


It's so easy to settle.  Sometimes after a big win we can settle.  Or perhaps because have never won we can settle.  Maybe we have just grown comfortable with the status quo or have lost faith.  Whatever the case, we settle and in doing so, forfeit what could be.  I want to let what could be, drive me to never settle.  In what area of your life have you settled?

Monday, May 27, 2013

memorial day

A poll was done in the U.S. and only 1/3 of people knew what Memorial Day was about.  The answer used most was, "the day the pool opens."  Truly though, it is a day to remember those who gave their lives so that we may have freedom.  Take some time to remember the price that was paid for our freedom, because freedom isn't free.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


To what point do I trust God?  Many say they trust God, that is as long as they have enough money, time, good health, protection, etc.  What about when everything is stripped away and everything goes wrong?  Do I only trust God in the good times, where I really don't have to live by faith because I have more than enough?  What if I lost everything, would I still trust God?  I think all of us have a line that once crossed our trust in God would begin to get shaky.  Personally, I would love to believe that I would not lose trust in God, regardless of my circumstances, but until faced with horrible circumstances, how would I ever really know.  Where do you draw the line in your trust in God?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Last week, I covered 100 miles in 5 days on some backwoods trails in the Smokey Mountains.  I camped and hiked alone everyday until the last night I stayed at a shelter.  I can't put into words just how refreshing the whole experience was.  I have never spent so much time in pure solitude in my life. I feel that God was filling me up and detoxing my soul.  Jesus took the spotlight of truth and shined it on some areas of my soul that needed completely placed in His hands.  My life will be forever changed because of the experience.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Today, C3 and several other churches in Pickerington came together to serve our City.  Over 450 followers of Jesus served at over 30 locations across our City for one goal, to show the love of Jesus no strings attached.  It was incredible to serve with other believers across denominational lines.  There is truly only one name on all of these churches...and it's the name of Jesus.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Removing "me"

This may be harder for some of us, than others.  Try to go a whole day without talking about yourself.  It's a lot harder than you think.  As we do this, we can spend more time focusing of the needs of others.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Think about, what you are thinking about.  Usually, the root of your problem is not your situation, but your thinking.  Our thoughts end up becoming our actions, habits and eventually our destiny.  Change your thoughts and you change your life.  What negative thoughts are you currently thinking.  The Bible says we are to think on things that are noble and pure.  How's your thoughts?