Pastor's Blog

  • Gifts for Foster Children

    Last month, each of our Community Groups "adopted" a child in the Henrico County foster care system and pooled their resources to buy them Christmas gifts.  My Community Group adopted a young boy named, Micah.  Aliza and I were thrilled to share God's love with him in a practical way, especially since we have a 1-year old Micah of our own.

  • January Sermon Series: When You Pray

    "Pray without ceasing." (1 Thess. 5:17) Few Christians object to the priority of prayer.  Yet many feel like they don't know how to pray or battle a constant low-grade guilt over not praying enough.

  • Bible Reading Plans

    Many Christians start the new year resolved to spend more time reading God's Word.  I commend them.  There's a reason King David says in Psalm 1 that the man who delights in the law of the Lord and meditates on it day and night is blessed.

  • Fighting Gossip Without Losing Community

    Have you ever seen a Facebook post smearing someone else’s reputation only to end with, “I’m just saying”?  Those four words apparently have the ability to legitimize whatever comes before them as an unassailable expression of authenticity.  Don’t judge me.  Don’t accuse me of gossip or slander.  I’m just being authentic. We live in an age where the greatest good is being “real” and the greatest evil is not being true to yourself.  In the name of authenticity, I have a r...

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