The Judge and Joe were a hit last Sunday. So many were touched by Judge Bernstein’s heart and message of hope.
I am a little country. I like country music (which is really three chords and the truth!) and wearing Wrangler jeans. I like the south and have a slight accent. I am a tad folksy and have even been known to ride a horse (not just the one at Walmart.) (more…)
Things are heating up outside (it’s hot out there!), but also heating up with major activity as a church as we move into summer.
Maybe you’ve heard the story of two workhorses who were competing against each other in order to see which one could pull the most weight. The first horse pulled 9,000 pounds, and the second one pulled 8,000 pounds. Someone thought it would be interesting to see how much they could pull together. You would think that they would pull about the total of their individual weight pulling, about 17,000 pounds. But – they pulled a total of 30,000 pounds together! (more…)
I was backstage in our Green Room before service last Sunday and saw a small pile of dirt/dust along one of our outside walls. Worried it might be termites or something, I sought the input of our wise Facilities Director, Pat MacDonald. He looked it over and responded with the word – ANTS.
Hope you are enjoying this fantastic week leading up to Mother’s Day. Summer weather has finally arrived. Yea God! (more…)
It is reported that Negus Menelik, ruler of Ethiopia from 1844-1913, believed the printed Bible had such special power that each day he ate two pages!
My heart (as well as those of other pastors) has been heavy over the last few weeks as the evangelical world has been rocked by accusations directed at a high-profile pastor named Bill Hybels. (more…)
We are so blessed to have a team of communicators here at Whitewater who passionately and creatively share God’s Word. (more…)
Bob Franquiz, Founder of Church Ninja, said he watched a video once about famed investor Warren Buffet (the third richest man in America). Besides going to McDonald’s every day (which is hilarious), he gave a tour of his office.
Some weeks I absolutely love being a pastor at a church like Whitewater. (There are a few days that I don’t too, but that’s another Direct!) (more…)
1. Our Donor Day this week was a big success! (more…)
What is the church really? In our Like Jesus journey last Sunday, we talked about that.
This is the day we celebrate our love for those who mean the most to us. Here are four things I love today (besides those candy sweet tarts)! (more…)
1. I get to teach about things I love. Last Sunday, I got to teach from John 3 with the help of my granddaughter Brooklyn.