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By Pastor Brian, 02/27/2018 - 15:11

Communication Breakdown

               “What we have here is a failure to communicate!” When Natalie and I were in premarital counseling with Dr. Jimmy Agan, he walked us through the different levels of conflict. He said, essentially, there were 5 levels of conflict.

Level 1: Tension

This is something any healthy relationship faces. People sometimes have different opinions and there is tension. The situation is: “We both want to know how these perspectives fit together. What can we learn from each other?”

By Pastor Brian, 12/13/2017 - 16:30

Why I Love Christmas

I love Christmastime each year. I know a lot of you out there are bah-humbug types, ready for the season to end before it has even begun. I don’t care. I love Christmas, and I am gloriously unashamed of the magnificence of this unparalleled time in the annum.

I wanted to give a top 5 list of why I love Christmas. Here we go.

By Pastor Brian, 10/31/2017 - 17:01

The Semi-Haunted History of Halloween

               Happy Halloween! Or should we call it “All Hallow’s Eve?” Halloween today is assigned many meanings. At its worst, it is a time for heightened occult practices and outright demon worship. At its best, it is a harmless time for kids to dress up as ninjas and princesses, go meet the neighbors, and grab some candy. Whatever your personal conviction is concerning Halloween, the history is interesting and multi-faceted.

By Pastor Brian, 10/05/2017 - 14:50

The Difference Between Thoughts and Prayers

               We’ve heard a lot about “thoughts and prayers” in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre. Many people offered “thoughts and prayers.” Some people were thankful for the “thoughts and prayers.” Others decried the uselessness of “thoughts and prayers.”

By Pastor Brian, 06/08/2017 - 11:23

Don’t Work to Vacation – Vacation to Work!

               What is the dream life? Early retirement and leisure? 10 weeks vacation? Plenty of time to do what you want? A friend of mine joined a mom’s group about a year ago, and observed that the most frequent topic of conversation was where each family would spend their next vacation.