4R’s to Corporate Worship

QUICK STUDY OVERVIEW Worship in the Old Testament Celebrate God “with us” and freedom (Exodus 3:12) Law, obedience, sacrificial atonement (Exodus 19:4-8; 20:24-26; Jer. 7:21; Job 1:20-21; Gen. 4:3, 46:1; Lev. 1:3-9) Theocentric, not anthropocentric Worship in the New Testament Christ is the final redeemer, covering, and renewer (Hebrews 7:27; 9:13-14)  Spirit and truth (John…

I Almost Died Today

I still can’t fully explain nor remember what it’s like to be bundled 100 feet down a street – bizarre. I can recollect (and live) recovery – onerous. The event will always be a marker in my families life – one that is guiding and celebrated. Any day could be our last – make it count…

Surrender In All Things

Be Ready. Keep the fight. Victory. Sermon excerpt from June 2018. Watch the full sermon at https://vimeo.com/273776551.  

What Is Your Motivation Wall?

    Sometimes we all need a little extra motivation. Typically it’s about money – work harder, longer, and smarter. Or to stay alive – eat healthy, exercise, and take the minimal risk. “Most folks would benefit from these activities but post-TBI they are particularly vital because they engage functions and skills that have been injured,”…

Motorcycle Crash Anniversary

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~ Lao Tzu Exactly 365 days ago, to this very minute, I was hurling through the air and tumbling on pavement. I do not remember…

Just Say Yes to Help

Nancy Matossian, Slingshot Group Associate shares why saying “yes” is important.

Practico Mi Español & Body Language

Mi español es muy terrible.  So terrible that I sometimes practice on my dog, Mango.  Similar to people, she understands me very little.  It’s my physical clues that help her at all, such as patting my leg for her to come. I am practicing Spanish to be able to communicate with others in this country (USA) and…

Touch the Clouds with Crazy Horse

They shot arrows together as young boys through rolling wagon wheels, then at grasshoppers as they lifted above the prairie grass.  They grew together as men, warriors, and leaders.  Touch the Clouds saved Crazy Horse’s life a time or two and was with his friend when he died. Who are you growing in skill with?…

A New Book for You and My Daughter

By Jay Stearley Becoming a father changes many things. And I wish to be a good one. Part of this means to pass down stories and the good news of Jesus to my daughter. I knew much of this would happen throughout life with her, but what if I die before she ages? Therefore, several…

Introducing Upwards Forward

It was mid-December and the first sunny day in weeks. I had been excitedly waiting for a complimentary day to ride my motorcycle to work. The mountains glowed with fresh white snow. The streets were finally dry. The 16 degree Fahrenheit air felt invigorating as it moved past my body. It was absolutely beautiful! And…

Motorcycle Crash Survived

*&$^!)#_$*$#!*# is about what the crunch sounded like – terrifying! A 4-door sedan slammed into the back of my motorcycle on Dec. 19, 2016; I was doing about 20 mph, the Dodge, approx. 60 mph. My first thought was “Something’s not right!” (deep, eh!).  Followed immediately by “Fall well – don’t fight it.” 70 plus feet…

I Got Deet

For the past three year’s I have been chipping away at the Sierra High Route (SHR) with three of my friends.  It is a 195-mile trek through the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range from Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park and north.   100 miles are off-trail, demanding route finding, boulder scrambles,…

My Rock and Roll Years

“Everything in the house is shaking!” my fiancé said. “Not sure it’s loud enough,” she said tongue-in-cheek. Our bass player had just bought a new Ampeg bass amp.  And that five string bass guitar – sweet and deep.  We were rehearsing for a line-up of shows including Brew Brothers in the El Dorado (Reno, NV)….