I grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons at my grandparents’ house. One of my favorites was Mickey Mouse. I remember laughing at the antics of poor Donald Duck as he battled the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. The devil was red and had sharp pointed horns and sometimes a pointed […]
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My very first job was working at my father’s business. I was around 12 years old when I started going into work with my dad. My main duty was to wash and wax cars that had recently been delivered to the local Lincoln and Ford dealerships. It may be hard to believe that a twelve-year-old […]
I grew up listening to the “oldies” with my mom who had a particular fondness for James Taylor, so I have heard his version of “You’ve Got a Friend” more times than I can count. As a boy, if I had trouble sleeping, I would listen to that song, which had a calming effect as […]
In Ben’s message this past weekend, he kicked off our new series “Better” by asking this question, “Could something in your life be better?” Go ahead and answer that question right now. For many of us, that question did not take long to answer. I know that I was able to think of very specific […]
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One of my daughter’s favorite foods is pancakes. She has them almost every morning. She’ll try any kind – whether they’re blueberry, chocolate chip, M&M, or just plain – she loves them. The problem with pancakes, as any parent will tell you, is they are typically served with a sweet sticky substance called syrup. My […]
Us and them. As a sports fan, my first thought when I hear this is, “us versus them.” Cleveland against Pittsburgh, Ohio State against Michigan. But in today’s society, terms like “us,” “them,” and “those people” have very different meanings. Even in biblical times, separations existed between tribes and ethnicities. Initially, new Gentile-converts were welcomed […]
One of the greatest privileges I’ve ever had is to be involved with CedarCreek’s baptism team. There is nothing like the experience of watching someone go public with their faith and actually see the Holy Spirit working in their life. When someone gets baptized at CedarCreek, we ask them to write a little bit of […]
Among the greatest challenges in our walk with God is complying with his directive that we resist the temptation to judge others. Most of us understand God’s reasoning on an intellectual level, particularly as it is presented in Matthew 7:1-2: “1Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you […]
If you could know what it is that God wants you to do, would you want to know it? Acts 1:8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends […]