Blogs by Our Leadership

Freedom in Christ

Taylor isn’t a fan of constraint. At 16 she had a highly developed reflex when it came to rules, guidelines, or expectations…..she did the opposite. She isn’t sure where this reflex came from. Maybe it was because she was strong willed, or maybe she got it from her...

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Dare to be Unique

Christians are called to keep and uphold Christ-like conduct around all people, especially non-believers. Today it seems that Christians have a hard time with that, they don’t want to seem different or they are afraid of not fitting in. However, this is contrary to...

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Become

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Fight for Your Legacy

Fight club is a challenge for men to engage in the fight for who they are called to be in the eyes of God. Real men, make a real difference, in the lives of every person around them. Families, churches, friendships, cities and nations require men being real men in...

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Life’s Rapids

...pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11 Last week, I went whitewater rafting with four 12-year-old boys and our guides. (Yay for youth group summer events!) The weather was cold, but the wetsuits were warm. The water...

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Living Water

The Boise River is an amazing, beautiful, complimentary part of Boise. With the Greenbelt and all the green foliage surrounding it, birds, deer, and other animals benefit from it's presence. This year however because of record snowfall and rain the river has become...

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Fight For Your Family

What gives a young person the greatest potential to live a good life? Is it education? Wealth? Travel experiences? Good friends? Freedom from disease? All research points to one thing: a healthy family. Family, there is nothing that can bring you more joy and...

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Thought Life

I felt an all too familiar feeling well up inside me. I had been a hot mess lately. Nothing had gone right. Well at least not in my narrow vision. All I could see at that moment was black. Darkness. Sadness. Anxiety. Rage. In fact, if you would have asked me at that...

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Fight for Adventure

“When a great adventure is offered, you don’t refuse it.” – Amelia Earhart. The most neglected value in today’s modern world is living life to the fullest. The passion to experience life as an adventure, to eschew a boring, mundane, sniveling existence. When we are...

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Rooted

7“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. 8They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought...

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Fight for Real Love

If you will allow me, I would like to drop a nuclear truth bomb in your lap: When it comes to love, men are really confused. Really Confused! Why? Since no one models what it means to be a real man who loves in a real way, it is left to society, religion, and women...

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Be a Blessing

I’ve been to some fundraisers this year…five to be exact. They are all for great causes. Every one of them is helping people transform their lives into something better and giving people the chance to be cared for well, which is something beautiful. Alzheimer’s…human...

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Faith, Hope, and Love

One of the Sunday messages from our last series about Heaven ended on a favorite verse of mine: 1 Corinthians, 13:13. And Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. So much contained in these few words! In this letter, Paul is...

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Fighting for Character

All men fight. The question is what are you fighting for? If you are trying to prove to yourself whether you are a man or not, then most likely you will be fighting to see who is the most macho, who can catch the most women, make the most money, or hit the longest...

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Dear Beautiful Messy Broken Girl

dear beautiful messy broken girl, LOVE keeps no record of wrongs no short list long list lifelong list no blacklist punch list top 10 list no directory documents saved to your laptop or desktop no score keeping record keeping folder keeping file keeping no registering...

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The Forgotten Man

Every great civilization was built on the mobilization of men. As far back as the Kushites, civilizations learned to overcome the natural tendency of men to act like boys….selfish, brutish, irresponsible, and lazy. Through a process of structure and discipline boys...

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It’s Coming!

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11 Ladies – it’s coming! Unveil is this Saturday night at Foothills from 6:00 – 9:00. It is an evening planned for you, and we can’t wait to share it with you....

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Whatever We Honor is What We Value

In today’s world we no longer honor women for being women. Society values women for acting like men. In the process, the wonderful and unique qualities that only a women brings to the world are lost. Their beauty, feminine qualities, passions, and values are critical...

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Copper Sink

As I stood scrubbing dishes at my kitchen sink I couldn’t help but notice how our copper sink looked so different from when we first put it in and how different it even was from last week. Have you ever seen what happens to copper? It tarnishes, patinas, and honestly...

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Something Important (Part 3 of 3)

Everyone is out there looking for something, even God. What are you out there looking for? Maybe what we look for would be modified if we knew what God is out there looking for. Jesus said that God the Father is out there looking for “true worshipers who will worship...

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