June 7, 2023
on June 7th, 2023
I don't need to tell you that there's plenty of things that can make us feel stressed out and on-edge. I won't list them either. It maybe dozens of times a day that we need to get ahold of our mind and consciously submit our thoughts to the lordship and will of Jesus. He's the Prince of Peace who said that He gave HIS own peace to us!Later this month, on Wednesday, June 28th, we're having an Anti-...  Read More
June 1, 2023
on June 1st, 2023
I've just arrived home after a wonderful time in Anaheim. We were at the annual National Foursquare Connection, celebrating 100 years of the Foursquare movement.I can say for sure that I’m extremely proud Viewpoint Church is a part of this movement within the Church at large. There is much more to come! And we get to be a part of it!I’ll share some of the highlights in service this Sunday.Other ha...  Read More
May 24, 2023
on May 24th, 2023
I pray that you are doing well this week. But maybe you've had a couple wonky days and need a turn-around midweek? I can relate!Last night, my daughter asked me why I'd been so grumpy the last two days.... ouch. Many times, we think our attitude struggles are internal and don't effect anyone else. Not the case, most of the time. The yucky stuff we're dealing with personally usually bleeds out on t...  Read More
May 19, 2023
on May 19th, 2023
It's been a slamming week, but I want to mention a couple things real quick.First, our church yard work day is tomorrow, Saturday, the 20th. 9am to 3pm. If you are coming, I need to know so I can have lunch for everyone. Sign up HERE pronto! It's gonna be awesome.Second, Pastor Merrick is bringing the message this Sunday out of Acts chapter 12. Go ahead and read up on the first 19 verses to really...  Read More
May 10, 2023
on May 10th, 2023
Last Sunday, we had a wonderful time in the Lord's presence! It was such a beautiful experience to sense the Holy Spirit so close together as a family.In the message from Acts 11, we looked at how the Jewish believers had a hard time shifting their thinking about the role of the Law of Moses and why they kept it. Before Jesus, the Law was what you kept in order to be clean and a suitable people fo...  Read More
May 3, 2023
on May 3rd, 2023
The sun is out (for the moment), it's getting warmer and the anticipation of summer is upon us! It feels like the energy and busyness is picking up a bit now. For me, it's just a little easier to sense the Lord's goodness in the summer.As you and your family get into summer-mode, I wanted to put something on your radar.Let's do coffee!I'd love to be getting together with more of you and getting to...  Read More
April 26, 2023
on April 26th, 2023
I was talking with someone recently, who asked me about speaking in tongues and what it was all about. I briefly explain about how it can be a sign to the unbeliever that God is real and active, and it can also be me personally in a place where I don’t know what to pray, so I partner with the Holy Spirit in praying. After the conversation, I felt convicted. I have not been praying in tongues nearl...  Read More
April 19, 2023
on April 19th, 2023
It's been a busy week around the church! Saturday, we had our first Men's Breakfast in the Great Room, a fantastic service on Sunday, with Pastor Merrick preaching, and Tuesday(last night) was the first night of the Women's Bible Study, At The Table With Jesus.We're intentionally building community together and YOU are invited to be a part of it. This is actually a critical piece of our faith in J...  Read More
April 12, 2023
on April 12th, 2023
What great Resurrection Sunday we had last week! Jesus is our RISEN Lord and Savior and His specialty is bringing life into dead places. Our lives bear this mark, and we content for more life in more dead places!Thank you to all the leaders and helpers that made our family and visitors feel welcome and cared for, and Egg-Hunt and Security/Parking Lot team that braved the elements (REALLY wet rain)...  Read More
April 5, 2023
on April 5th, 2023
We've all got 'em.The dead places. The dark parts of your world. The broken things that you just can't seem to fix. The things that make you want to give up on everything. Where every effort seems futile and hopeless.We all have areas in our life that fit this description. Heavy, I know. And while some of us are naturally more optimistic than others, this underlying condition of the human existenc...  Read More
March 29, 2023
on March 29th, 2023
My daughter Annabelle turned 7 years old this week. Crazy. One of our family traditions for birthdays is breakfast in bed. The birthday girl chooses what she wants for breakfast ahead of time, and I’ll get up early to get that prepared for them. We sing “Happy Birthday” and love on her for a bit.As a birthday approaches, we start asking the birthday girl what she wants for the meal (so we can be s...  Read More
March 22, 2023
on March 22nd, 2023
I'm excited for what God is doing at Viewpoint and I'm so glad that you're a part of this community of believers! Thank you, Pastor Merrick, for a great message on Faith and Repentance this last Sunday. Essential elements of our salvation.I want you to be aware of a few things headed into this week.1) I will be out of town this Sunday. But you will be in good hands2) We'll have Faith Pak as our gu...  Read More