Did you know the most important commodity you have today is not your money or possessions, but your time? Think about it, you can always make more money but you can’t buy more time. So when we give somebody our time, we are giving them a portion of our lives we will never get back.…Read More
How to: Leadership
Let’s talk leadership. How do you actually define leadership when there are so many different opinions out there of what defines a GREAT leader? I believe it is more simple than we think- I mean scripture is always so kind in pointing us back to the basics, even in leadership! At New North church we…Read More
How To Worry Less
How are you dealing with anxiety, fear and worry lately? As we SIP, some of you, maybe for the first time, are feeling overwhelmed. I read this week that 36% of Americans have said the pandemic has had a serious impact on their mental health. And 31% say they are sleeping less. For me, there…Read More
Moving from Despair to Hope
As we approach Holy Week, there has never been a bigger need for hope in my lifetime. Hope seems to be on short supply (much like toilet paper!), but despair is easy to come by today. Even before the onslaught of COVID-19, we had lots of reasons for fear and anxiety. In less than two…Read More
Five prayers that can change your life
Have you ever been in the place where all the energy you have left is spent crying out to God? It’s that place where you’ve tried everything, you’ve relied on your own wisdom and strength, and you are left broken and feeling helpless. It’s that place where all you can do is say, “God help…Read More
How Does God Speak Through His Written Word?
The purpose of this blog is to help people find and follow God. To that end, I can’t think of a better place to direct people to go than the Bible. It is the primary place God speaks to us. But HOW does God speak in and through the Bible?Read More
We Will Remember!
There were three sisters—ages 92, 94, and 96—who lived together. One night, the 96-year-old drew a bath. She put one foot in, and then paused. “Was I getting in the tub or out?” she yelled. The 94-year-old hollered back, “I don’t know, I’ll come and see.” She started up the stairs, but stopped on the…Read More
How do I forgive someone?
A friend of mine asked me a great question today, “How do I forgive someone who deeply hurt me?” I honestly fumbled around with my answer. I’m not sure there is a step by step approach, but here is what I wish I told her… Let’s pretend later today you get gas and in the…Read More
At our all staff meeting Tuesday, Cathy Mcilvoy shared a great list of quotes about Sabbath. I hope they bless you and encourage you to take a day (or even half day) to rest and enjoy the Lord!Read More
Grace and Truth
Several years ago, I learned something that has really helped me both personally and pastorally. In the very beginning of John we read, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and…Read More