Posts by Micheal

Accepting The Invitation

At it’s heart, Christmas is all about an invitation. God inviting us to trust Him. In fact, the entire Christmas story can be looked at as a string of invitations, one right after the other. First, Zechariah and Elizabeth. Then Mary. Joseph. The shepherds. The angel of the Lord appeared to each one, asking for their…

Getting UnStuck

It’s eight o’clock on a Saturday evening when the phone rings. “Hey, Jim! How’s it going!” “Horrible.”    “Dude, what’s the matter? What’s going on? Are Sylvia and the kids okay?”    “No, they’re fine. It’s just—I didn’t know who else to call.”    “Hey, whatever it is, we’ll figure it out. Just take a…

Sometimes Our Future is Found in Our Past.

This isn’t the first time our world has been a difficult place to live. Is anyone satisfied with the current state of affairs? Complaints, moans, cries and wrath echo from every corner. How do we stay joyful, or at least not live angry, during these frustrating times? The Bible is filled with calls to remember.…

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore…

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” –Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz True story. It’s mid-afternoon, and I’m sitting in a coffee shop in downtown Rock Springs. Quiet like a library, nobody else in the place. Fresh coffee, working wifi. A perfect place to get some work done. Some time later the bell…

When “Happily Ever After”… Isn’t.

When Happily Ever After Isn’t… Wyoming typically has a divorce rate that lands within the top five highest states in the United States. Also 7.9% of married partners are working on their third plus marriage1, which is the 6th highest in the country as well. On a national level, your first marriage has about a…

Enough is Enough!

Enough is ENOUGH!!! I love the book of Colossians because it so plainly and simply declares the Answer. Jesus really is the believer’s everything. In a world where there is never enough, it is completely countercultural to believe that Jesus is simply enough in and of Himself, but He is… Jesus is Enough for the…

Superpowers!

Superman is pretty much indestructible. Flash is kind of fast. Wonder Woman has some major skills. And Ironman, well who knew money could be a superpower. Wouldn’t it be cool if God gave us superpowers? If we had some special gifts that could be used to ward off fear, darkness and protect us from our…

Faith is a Journey

Faith is a Journey, not a switch. The old joke tells of a woman, racing into a grocery store.  She urgently searches out the closest attendant available and pleads, “Do you have anything faster than instant?” I am sure any parent who needed to get children fed before an evening event is able to identify.…

BEST NEWS EVER!!!

JESUS IS ALIVE!!!   There is more than one part to the good news about Jesus Christ. He died for our sins, AWESOME! We are forgiven because He took the punishment WE deserve. We have been saved from the wrath of God upon Sin because of Jesus’ costly sacrifice. We should definitely celebrate this reality.…