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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Big Day Coming!

Our annual Day of Hope is right around the corner on March 16. This spring outreach event started several years ago, as a way to bring hope to our neighborhood and city. The concept is simple: we provide free food and games for children, and then people tell stories of hope. The goal is that...

Four Liberating Truths About God

This week’s bulletin article comes straight out of a book some of us ministers are reading - Everyday Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis. Here are four Gs that stand for liberating truths about God:
  • God is great, so we do not have to be in control We often want to be in control, so...

Who Packed Your Parachute?

In the Ladies Class of Southside Church of Christ I had just told the story made famous by Vietnam War POW Charlie Plumb called “WHO PACKED YOUR PARACHUTE?”
 
Captain Plumb’s bomber was shot down by the North Vietnamese after the 24 year old fighter pilot had already flown 74 bombing missions over the enemy. Plumb spent...

Spiritual Disciplines Retreat

 
Leonard E. Hjalmarson, in his book Missional Spirituality, tells an old joke about a young man who stood in Times Square in New York City with a violin case under his arm.  As a visitor to the Big Apple, he didn’t know his way around the vast city...