How do I find the strength to be loving when my coworker is being selfish and stabbing me in the back? How do I have patience when I have worked all day and give my kids 100% of me with an anger problem? How do I find the confidence to lead my wife when she can only see the negative in life right now? Jesus talks about a life of peace, joy, and love. He says to take up my yoke, which is light, but it often feels incredibly heavy. We need strength, and usually, we try to find
You and me against the world is what I always told Andrea, my 4 year old daughter who will soon be 5. Ever since I can remember, I never liked asking for help and did life alone. To me asking for help symbolized failure, it let others know that I was weak and not strong enough to get the job done. I remember there being a time where even asking a person for a quarter to complete a dollar for a soda from the vending machine was difficult. Through the years I have gotten bet
Worship nights have quickly become a Skyline event favorite. When asked "What made you first attend Skyline?" or "What made you want to come back to Skyline?" - I've heard many individuals say "It was the welcoming smile." "It was the kids ministry." "It was the music." The music. Music has this amazing way of bringing people together for the same reason. People that may or may not ever be in the same situation or the same room together. Music tears walls down and engages you
Live Love Laugh. That is exactly what we did. I learned how to live through Jesus Christ, and I learned how to love Jesus. I learned how to laugh with my best friend Jesus Christ. In the beginning I was very quiet, very shy. And then as the weeks passed by, I started to open up more. I learned how to share my stories and my insights. And how I used to be and how I didn't like who I was and wanted to change. I finally came to my senses this year, and said to myself this will b
Can you believe "Only Grace" has already been out for 3 months? It seems like it's been so much longer! We've actually been playing and singing the song in our church for over a year. In that year, not only has the song grown and changed, but we as a church have grown and changed too. When I first introduced "Only Grace", I hadn't even played the song with the rest of the band yet. It was just an idea and an acoustic guitar. But you were so excited that we got to sing a new s
Every week in Skykidz we have a blast! We seek to help children see God's truth in many ways. We have a story time when we talk about a specific story from the bible in an engaging way. Then we use games and activities to bring the truths of that story to life. We also have an incredible worship time. Worship is so much more than singing songs with music. It is when you follow God with your whole heart and do something that you are scared to do or simply don't feel like doing
Middle School (aka Jr. High) - Do those words bring memories of joy, misery or fear into your heart? Well, for many people, middle school was a rough time. Some people experienced the challenge of trying to find out who you are while developing friends and trying to be cool. Others experienced their parents divorce or you rough realization that their parents weren’t who you thought they were. It can be HARD! Here at Skyline we are helping students build a foundation so that
The Easter Egg Hunt is an incredible event! If you've been to any of our past hunts, you know this first hand. And if you haven't been, you do not want to miss this!
Part of what makes it so incredible is our Leaders. There's not doubt about it - the event takes a lot of work and sweat. But our volunteer teams pour all of their heart into it and do it with incredible joy. It's truly an incredible experience. If you want to get involved, this Sunday we will be having Team S
Ironically the very reason I am writing this post has everything to do with knowing what My Lord says I should do “but” making other things a priority over him. I initially turned down a request for this blog post when my eyes were fixed on the next crisis, problem and project. On Sunday, the message was coming in loud and clear! Not only was the message speaking to my current circumstance, it went much further and spoke to the circumstances of others in my life. Specifically
Just how high are your expectations? Leaders and motivational speakers tell us to dream big! To visualize a new world where everything is just the way we want it to be. As kids, we were told to just believe. But as we got older we saw that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny were just not real no matter how much we believed. Maybe your parents still got divorced no matter how much you prayed, or a loved one passed away despite your bargaining with God. Did you know that the Bi
There are many times when I hear the message and I think, “Oh, that’s a great message for somebody else to apply” but this one was clearly tagged for me. I kept smiling throughout because I was convinced that this was so true for my life and I couldn’t wait to put the bottom line into practice. I came home and shared some of the insights with Lynn and we had a good discussion about it. Now, when I think of some chore I’m supposed to do around the house, I have to think abou
When I came to skyline I was so confused about my relationship with Jesus. I was walking alone struggling with feeling unloved, abandoned, and discouraged. Feelings I grew up struggling with and the ones I based my decisions on. Feelings I blamed my parents for. My family was also in the middle of a crisis that was about to tear us apart. My father was living in the Dominican Republic with my mother who had early onset Alzheimer’s. My sister did not agree with the way my dad
If you've spent any time at Skyline over the last year, you've probably heard us talking about making changes to achieve our goals. Maybe you've noticed some changes on the stage side of things - the lighting, the sound, maybe even band members. One major accomplished goal was finally getting a property of our own in Bloomfield to call home! We're excited about these little (and big) things happening in the life of our church and we hope you are too!
The next big change we