Not Everyone Sees the World Like I Do
by Mike Hurt on January 12th, 2021
If 2020 taught me anything, it taught me that not everyone sees the world like I do and not everyone sees the world like you do, either. That's why 2020 was a year full of zeal...zealous protests, zealous politicians, and zealous opinions.
You, Me, and the COVID-19 Vaccine
by Mike Hurt on January 11th, 2021
Today, a friend emailed and asked for guidance regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. I loved that they weren't looking for my medical opinion but instead they wanted Scripture to consider as they make their decision. It's good that they didn't want my medial opinion because I'm not qualified to share one! But here is what I did share.First, let's start with the need to pray to God and ask for wisdo...
Kids, Christmas, and True Joy
by Mike Hurt on December 14th, 2020
While I don’t believe that our Christmas celebration today is devoid of joy, I do wonder how much of our celebration is excitement, merriment, and happiness connected to the holiday, rather than joy connected to Jesus. And let me quickly add, that I don’t think there is anything wrong with being excited, merry, and happy about the Christmas holiday season; but at the same time, I would suggest that we need to be careful to preserve and develop true joy in our hearts this time of the year, and help our kids do the same. So how do we do that? How do we foster joy in our kids?
How to De-Stress Your Family’s Pandemic Holidays
by Mike Hurt on December 7th, 2020
2020 may be the perfect year for families to figure out what they do best and stop worrying about all the rest. Here are four ways to de-stress and keep disappointment at bay this pandemic holiday season.
An Unprecedented Thanksgiving
by Mike Hurt on November 22nd, 2020
We can all find something to be thankful for even in these strange times, especially with Thanksgiving coming this week.
Avoiding Words That Hurt
by Mike Hurt on November 10th, 2020
When is the last time you fired off an angry email and wished you could take it back? Or you said something in anger and later regretted it? Every day, people speak and type words that hurt others. We know better. But we still do it. This video series will help you learn the four principles of grace-filled communication. Episode 1: Why do we think before we speak? Episode 2: Tweets and Consequen...
Raising Great Kids
by Mike Hurt on October 26th, 2020
Do you ever feel like your kid is broken? Your friend’s kid obeys while your kid ignores. That kid sits quietly and yours can’t calm down. Maybe it is your kid. Maybe it’s your parenting. Or maybe…it’s something else entirely.
Habits v. Ruts
by Mike Hurt on October 4th, 2020
Habits become ruts when they become mindless or superstitious.
Wash Those Feet
by Mike Hurt on September 29th, 2020
If we love people, do the hard work of serving, and don't give up then we will be blessed and we will see a harvest for our work.
Longing for Heaven
by Mike Hurt on September 23rd, 2020
Am I looking to build a great life on earth or am I longing for heaven?" I don't believe that the two are mutually exclusive. We can have a great life on earth while we long to be with Jesus in heaven. We can do both, but few people do - including me. We become some earthly minded that we are no heavenly good, so to speak. So, how do we fix it. How to we live like we are longing for heaven?
A Different Blessing
by Mike Hurt on September 1st, 2020
In different times, we must live in different ways.
by Mike Hurt on July 26th, 2020
With the spike in community spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are making some changes to keep you and others safe and healthy. While there have been no known exposures in small groups, at ministry events or worship services, we believe that it is wise to limit potential spread within our church family.WORSHIP SERVICES: For the remainder of the summer, we will offer Family Worship services (no Sun...