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Encouraging our kids to own their faith

My wife, Donna, and I (along with some great support from the SHINE! middle school ministry at The Chapel) have been encouraging our middle school-aged daughter and our nearly middle school-aged son to own their faith at a deeper level and not to...

What environment am I creating in my home?

Let me just start out by saying that this topic is incredibly personal to me because it is a lesson I have had to learn firsthand. Although much of what I will be referencing is tied to marriage and parenting, my hope is it will reveal some...

Jesus or the Waves

We are hardwired to a default position of trusting ourselves. I wish that wasn’t true. I wish I could say that in every decision, every thought, every step, I am actively living by faith and not by sight. But even the maintaining of this focus,...

Deaf Ministry Testimonies

This morning, we had the opportunity to highlight a few grace stories from our deaf ministry here at The Chapel. Below, you can watch the video in it's entirety. If you are in need of deaf interpretation, join us every Sunday at 9am at our...

Wisdom & Understanding

Over the past few years, I have noticed an increased desire in my own life to seek wisdom and understanding. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a desire to seek knowledge, continuing to learn and grow, improve skill sets, etc. So...

So good to be known

It feels good to be known. That feeling and desire is captured perfectly in the theme song for the TV show “Cheers” in which the lyrics say, “you wanna be where everybody knows your name.” We do, don’t we? We want to walk into a room...

Right perspective brings clarity

Perspective is a really interesting principle. It’s defined as something that “gives the right impression of height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.” That last part is the critical...

The Power Of Prayer

Psalm 145:18 says, "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth". Here is a story written by Allison Granger, who is the King's World Director here at The Chapel, that shows how powerful prayer is. I just LOVE...

Dependence within uncertainty

UNCERTAINTY. UNPREDICTABILITY. CHANGE. INCONSISTENCY. INSECURITY. None of these words above come with good feelings. I think all of us desire a clear path forward. We want to be sure of where we’re going and want to get our “ducks in a...

God-sized Problems in the World Today

It seems as though the world is experiencing more and more distress which has produced deeper and deeper points and places of humanitarian crisis. Interestingly, it also seems these current crises are caused more by man than by nature at the...

Sierra Leone | Dominican Republic | Haiti

Where to begin? There is much to give time to and praises for - far too much to be captured in a brief article. However, I will touch on a few highlights of recent weeks that I think you will find encouraging, enlightening, and perhaps even stir...

Things aren't always what they seem...

So often we take situations at face value and don’t recognize that they are not what they appear. This principle is so important anytime you’re dealing with other people – assumptions lead you to weird places oftentimes. Anyways, that’s...