Pastor Jim’s Corner

"Jimmy do you see this door?” My dad’s lectures often involved abstract concepts, and I could tell that this conversation would be no different. “Yes, dad. I see the door,” I responded with a bit of attitude. “Good. Watch how easy it opens and closes.” He demonstrated it by swinging the door open and closed several times. “Life’s like this door, son,” he said as...

We’re all created with gifts, and we’re all created with gaps. I’m a firm believer that God gave us those gaps for a reason. We lack certain strengths so that we can experience well the love of others. We all have our own temptations we’re predisposed to, and our best life comes when we work to fill those gaps, not with skill...

The word “authority” often carries a negative connotation. It reminds us of teachers giving us work we didn’t want to do or coaches yelling at us to take the line. But as we get older, we realize that authority is actually a beneficial thing. In fact, it’s necessary if we want to reach our full potential. Especially when we’re referring to...

We all know that we’re living in an extremely dark time. That’s why, now more than ever, we have to shine—to do our part to open the doors to the hearts of those around us. Last week, we talked about the first way to do this, and it’s through speaking the truth in love. We established that truth tells people what...

Once you experience the goodness of God, it’s kind of hard not to tell people about it. If you’re a believer, that’s why you may have the constant urge to witness. The problem comes with the fact that where there’s witness, there’s also warfare. The enemy doesn’t want you to spread the Gospel, so he’ll do anything he can to stop...

There’s just something about an early morning routine (or lack of routine!) that gives you a good idea of how your family operates. I’ll ever forget when all four of our kids were in school at the same time. I’d wake up to Tamara’s voice on the other side of the house, “Is your uniform ready? How about your jersey?...

I think we’d all agree about the sad reality that traditional families are not the norm anymore. We’ve got the stats to prove it. 33 percent of Texas homes and 40 percent of Victoria homes are led by single parents. 58 percent of children are born into single-parent homes and 95 percent of single parents don’t attend church. Now, let me be...

Feelings are weird. They’re often hard to explain and usually hard to navigate. Thankfully, we aren’t left in the dark about how to handle them. We see clear pictures of good and bad practices when we look at the life of David in the Bible. If you’ve studied the Old Testament at all, you’d have no trouble arguing that David was...

We’ve been studying Isaiah 30:15 in our services at Faith for a couple of weeks. It’s not a long verse, but it’s one that is packed with so much wisdom. It says, “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you...

One of my favorite commercials is the old Geico commercial where a man is holding a cup of coffee, turns to look at his watch and spills the entire cup of hot coffee all down his nice suit. The spot ends with a voice-over stating the blunt truth, “We all do dumb things.” I probably think it’s so funny because I...