From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 26

Do you ever wonder why your prayers seem to go unanswered? May I share some thoughts from Kim Butts blog with Harvest Prayer Ministries? A most common reason is we have already determined what answer we want to hear or see is before we actually ask God. In other...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 19

“Converting our unceasing thinking into unceasing prayer moves us from a self-centered monologue to a God-centered dialogue.” – Henri Nouwen I was taught that everyone should carve out time for Bible study, worship and prayer. Yet, I would always find a drifting...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 12

I was reminded I should have clarified last weeks blog on slowing down has its roots in the thought processes I am contemplating as I prepare for a 2-month Sabbatical in July and August as Janet and I begin our 7th year of ministry at VCF. We were created by God with...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 5

I have been challenged lately to look through a biblical lens at the principles of work and rest, which causes me to ask the question, “in the end, whose work is it?” Honestly wrestling with this question has defining implications in our lives. Recently, I met with a...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for April 28

I recently read a blog by Nancy Guthrie: What Not to Ask Someone Suffering. www.desiringgod.org I want to share a few of her thoughts: Since we have faced a number of sudden deaths in our VCF family recently, I am often asked what to say and what to do for people who...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for April 21

When I was in 8th grade, my Dad, Jack was killed instantly in a highway accident. While I have many memories of my Dad, the one that stood out the most in my impressionable mind was his true conversion to following Jesus as not only as his Savior but also as Lord of...