North Campus Minister

With God, Emotional Baggage Flies Free

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7 Two months after Steven and I got married, my job sent me to…

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The God of Miracles

I remember when my sons Zeke and Levi learned the song I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy Joy (Down in my Heart). With each verse, the lyrics get a bit more challenging for children to remember, and the concepts behind the words become harder for our minds to comprehend. Inevitably, I found myself explaining what…

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Alpha Marriage Group

Learning how to leverage your past to create intimacy is just one of the many topics we will cover in the Alpha Marriage Group starting on October 7th. The past rarely stays in the past. More likely, it creeps into your present and invades every area of your life. It affects the way you parent,…

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King of the World

Just a whisper of your voice can tame the seas So who am I to try to take the lead Still I run ahead and think I’m strong enough When you’re the one who made me from the dust -Natalie Grant, “King of the World” We tend to believe we can be in control of…

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You Asked for It: Jesus in Physical Form

“Is it foolish to ask Jesus to appear in physical form again?”  I find this to be a very interesting question. Maybe we approach this question by looking at the Trinity. God the Father sent us His Son and when the Son ascended back to heaven, the Father and Son sent us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit…

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Praying With Vulnerability

Brene Brown, a researcher in the field of sociology, and specifically in the areas of shame and vulnerability, was speaking at an event concerning vulnerability. To prepare, the sign language interpreter asked her if there would be any unusual words that might be difficult to translate into sign language. Brene thought for a moment, and then…

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An Image of Worship

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one a fragrance from…

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Welcome Home

Often I refer to the North Campus as a family. The reason I do so is because often on Sundays, the feeling around our campus is one of people coming home to a big ole family reunion. In fact, you may begin to hear me say on Sunday mornings, “Welcome Home.” This past Sunday was…

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