Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

I haven’t felt much “Christmas Spirit” yet this year. I feel like Cindy Lou Who from the Jim Carrey “Grinch” movie – “where are you, Christmas? Why can’t I find you? My world is changing – I’m rearranging...

“I’ve never been good at praying…”

Confession time: I’m terrible at prayer. It’s never my first thought. I don’t do it instinctively. I often forget to, or I get distracted in the middle of it and start doing something else. If I tell someone that I’ll pray for them, then I...
Meet the Pastor!

Meet the Pastor!

As we near the end of Pastor Appreciation Month, we gave our very own Pastor Matthew Starner a short list of questions – and opened it up to you on Facebook – of things we thought you might like to know about your pastor. So here it is! [Almost] everything you wanted...
Uncomfortable Generosity

Uncomfortable Generosity

Pastor Matthew and I were grabbing lunch yesterday, waiting oh so patiently for our food at Five Guys so we could get to our grueling agenda of devouring a bag of french fries, when a stranger approached our table. “Can I get some advice?” the man says – “I’ll help if...
More Like ‘Little Dumber Boy’

More Like ‘Little Dumber Boy’

Before I start, I want to mention that I don’t hate this song. There’s actually two versions of this that I really like – one by MercyMe, one by Pentatonix. That being said, I really used to hate this song. It’s weird. What the heck does “pa rum pum pum pum” even...