Do I sound like an info-mercial? Smile. Just think of one little thing to smile about. Then read on… Do not fret. Do not have anxiety about anything. (I know…easier said than done these days – but possible!) Rather, be thankful and then lay out all of your concerns and fears and anxious thoughts. You can… Read More »Depressed? Anxious? Wanting “Out of” It All?
Summer. These are some of my favorite days. But that may not be for the reasons you would think. I actually dislike the heat and constant sunshine. I get overheated way to easily. My body is happier in 50 degree temperatures. In fact, if you asked me, I’d say fall and winter are my favorite… Read More »In The Dirt
*Please note: this leadership VLOG was originally produced for In Motion Ministries. The last couple of weeks I have been working on a message, and I want to share some small pieces of that message with you today! First, I want you to know, from my heart, that you are amazing, valuable, and precious people… Read More »Rooted and Grounded in Love
Many of you know we (Seth and I) are starting a church. Officially its name will be Open Fields Church. The question we find people asking, and sometimes not asking when they should, is: Why Church? Why have one, why start one, why attend one. We are so strongly led into the mindset that our lives are… Read More »Why Church?
Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is different from being a believer. To be clear, you can be a believer without being a disciple, but you cannot be a disciple without being a believer. A simple concept, but one that does not seem to be commonly talked about among the body of Christ. Let’s unpack… Read More »Being a Disciple of Christ
The entire history of God and man is very simple and easy to understand if we start from the beginning and interpret all Scripture from what Jesus revealed. More than anything else, we must know that God is love and His every action is motivated by love. God created man in His own likeness and… Read More »Back to Basics: the Christian Story
GOD IS GOOD No matter how you look at it, God is good and only good. There is no evil or wickedness in Him. Our view of God must always include this fact. He is good! Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does… Read More »Core Values
WE BELIEVE in one God, who exists in three Persons—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy and just. WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired and accurate. It is our perfect guide in all matters of life. WE BELIEVE that sin has separated us all from God, and that only through… Read More »Statement of Faith
What makes us different? Why do we need another church? What is the main focus of our church? What do we hope to accomplish? These are just a few of the questions that await us as we begin Open Fields Church. These are important questions and deserve our attention and honest answers. So, I decided… Read More »The Heart of OFC