Relationships 101: Children

Lee Carter In our current sermon series, Relationships 101, we have been looking at ways we can honor the words of Jesus when he summarized the commandments and said: “Love God, Love Others, and Love Yourself.”  I’m Lee Carter, wife of lead pastor Craig Carter, and it is my honor to be sharing today on the topic of relating to children. As Pastor Craig often reminds us, life is all about relationships. The primary relationship is our relationship with God through Christ Jesus. It is a relationship based on love and a relationship that empowers us to relate to ourselves …

Relationships 101: Parents

Craig Carter These days it seems like there is a holiday for just about everything and everyone. Just this past week we’ve had Teacher’s Day, Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!), No Pants Day (hopefully you celebrated that occasion at home), Cinco de Mayo (or as my brothers-in-law of Mexican descent call it, “Drinko de Mayo”), and Mother’s Day.  Most holidays are for a select group of people but Mother’s Day is one that applies to everybody – we wouldn’t be here without a mom … and a dad.  There’s an old adage, “You can’t live with …

Crucifying Fear (of Others)

Pastor Craig Carter I am thankful that I have accumulated very few regrets during my lifetime, but if it was possible to relive a particular moment, there is one incident that I wish had never happened.  It occurred many years ago when I was a member of our high school wrestling team. Feel free to take a moment to snicker as you try to imagine me as a big, bad wrestler, which of course, I wasn’t! Instead, I was small and wiry – like Barney Fife. Anyway, it was an away match and we were competing at a school about …