What We Want or What We Need?

“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily...
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Jesus is Our Leadership Model

In his book, The Making of a Leader, Dr. J. Robert Clinton describes biblical leadership as “a dynamic process in which a man or woman with God-given capacity influences a specific group of God’s people toward His purposes for the group.” I am so thankful for all the amazing leaders in our midst at Church of the Holy Spirit! Many of you might not identify yourself as a leader, but truth...
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Immigration 2.0

On June 24, I had the amazing opportunity to speak to one of our adult Sunday school classes about my passion: immigration. Good news and bad news came out of that 50-minute Q&A. The good news was that there were so many great questions, lots of positive feedback, and quality dialogue about a topic flooding all media outlets. The bad news was that there was not enough time to...
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Counterintuitive

Those who try to gain their own life will lose it; but those who lose their life for my sake will gain it. Mt 10:39 Seems ridiculous. The world, the devil and the flesh sing off the same sheet of music. “Put yourself first.” “Make yourself and your needs the most important thing.” “Acquire. Acquire more. Save your assets of time and money to provide comfort and security. Live your best...
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Happy Times for Student Ministry

Good afternoon! Hope everyone has had a great start to their summer! As you receive this, we’re at Camp Booyah with 29 kids and 6 leaders. Please pray for our trip! But that’s not even the reason I’m writing this Enews. We are excited to announce that Becky will be stepping down as Female Student Ministry Associate to spend more time at home with our son, Liam. We’re so...
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If true REST is a person, what do we do now?

Over seven years ago my dad passed onto heaven from cancer (did I mention how much I hate cancer). During those months and days leading up to my dad’s death and the months after his death, I felt terrible. Needless to say, I was tired, heartbroken, and lacked sleep. I even went to my local doctor and got an EKG because my heart had been racing so much from all...
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