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STOP YELLING. START DOING!

Posted by Mike Watson on

As I entered church this past Sunday, these words from the back of the handout jumped out at me. Stop Yelling. Start Doing!  We live in a time where everyone is yelling. Angry words fly across the screens of social media, news contributors are being suspended for saying what they "really...

Training For The Finish Line

Posted by Mike Watson on

In high school I ran Cross Country. Cross country running is a sport in which teams run a long race on open-air courses over natural terrain. I loved racing and training on rugged terrain rather than the predictable indoor courses. You had to train in a variety of ways to prepare for a good...

I Am Sam

Posted by Mike Watson on

Not only is I Am Sam the title of a popular movie released in 2001, it's also the name I responded to growing up. Those that know me have heard countless times that my dad, Paul Francis Watson Jr. was and remains my hero. He had the most incredible ability to find the good in people. He was a...

77 Questions

Posted by Mike Watson on

Everyday, I hear the questions people have regarding God. Since many I interact with are hurting, the questions are often filled with doubt, suspicion, anger and disappointment. "If God is real, if He is personal, caring and capable of anything, why has it rained so hard and so often in my life?...

"We Didn't Hear There Was A Holy Spirit!"

Posted by Mike Watson on

The apostle Paul happened upon 12 random disciples when he arrived in Ephesus. He asked if they had received the Holy Spirit when they came to faith. Their responses was "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit"  Imagine living out your faith in Christ completely unaware that...

Thoughts From A Recovering Complainer

Posted by Mike Watson on

As we swiftly approach a very special holiday, one centered around thankfulness, one can't help but notice the rising tide of negativity and the extreme lack of gratitude rolling over our world. Once bitterness and complaining swallow up our appreciation for life, we are subject to great hurt...

No One Is Immune From Conflict

Posted by Mike Watson on

This past Sunday, Pastor Brian walked us through Jesus' instructions for navigating conflict. I've always admired how Jesus faced conflict head on and He certainly had numerous opportunities because conflict followed Him everywhere. As a matter of fact, the Bible is filled with stories of people...

A Prayer For The Anxious Heart

Posted by Mike Watson on

I found this prayer to be helpful in times of worry and want to share it with you. Father, I come before You seeking rest and relief. Although I cannot feel the rest you have for me yet, I believe that You are good and have relief from the anxiety to give me. You say, "be anxious for nothing"...

Mountain Climbing

Posted by Mike Watson on

Imagine standing at the base of Everest and taking that first step toward the summit. Even the most seasoned climber has no idea what this journey will cost and the challenge that awaits. It takes a brave human being to climb the mountains they will face in their life journey. All of us have...

Great Questions To Ask Yourself

Posted by Mike Watson on

Have you ever taken an inventory of all the things you have accumulated thus far in your life, especially if you're a little older? A walk through the attic, basement and garage can be truly eye opening. We tend to hold onto a lot of stuff. An inventory in its simplest form is answering the...

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