A Convicted Felon Finds Jesus
on April 13th, 2021
Recently an inmate requested to make a call from my office. He was incarcerated for the murder of his daughter's husband -- his singular, yet tragic, offense. After the arrest, and for the entire length of his trial and incarceration, he never received a letter, a visit, or a phone call.
The Application of Grace by Steve Bezner
on April 11th, 2021
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Meet Cassidy Odom, HNW's new Kids Minister
on April 7th, 2021
Cassi has served in ministry for the past 15 years and has also partnered with schools to extend a positive message to kids outside of weekly church gatherings. Cassi desires for every child to have an opportunity to fall in love with Jesus at a young age.
COVID Update March 2021
on March 4th, 2021
Church Family,In reading through the book of Philippians this week in preparation for my sermon, I was struck by the following verses:In humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.I know that for many of us the pandemic has exposed weakness in this area. We each have different needs. When our perso...
I Don't Know Who That Old Me Is Anymore
on March 4th, 2021
I remember starting the pattern of lying as a teenager. Probably younger. Lying to make things more exciting. Lying to hide problems. Lying to keep relationships. It was exhausting! I was constantly hiding from the truth. The truth of who I actually was behind closed doors. Insecure, ashamed, and very lost. In the dark the enemy was able to lie to me as well. I listened. For 29 years.
People Over Projects
on February 24th, 2021
On our last day, it was Mike, another homeowner, who impacted me most. I was able to sit alone with him as he shared his hurricane story -- something I sensed he doesn’t talk about much but needed to. He shared how he and his wife huddled together for hours as the walls and roof shook and groaned all around them. He recalled at the worst point when the ceilings were falling in on them thinking “this was it” and as he said it, he had to look away and was quiet a long moment. In that moment, I better understood what Pastor Chris Hall had been telling us. Disaster recovery is about the people more than the houses and the clean-up.