Author: Dave Hammond

Prayer and Shoveling

This week Chelsea has the opportunity to play piano for a middle school production of Newsies.  Seriously, that girl can play! But with rehearsals all week long, I am getting the chance to spend a bit more time with my kids than usual: nap-time, picking up kids from the bus stop, encouraging homework, reading, and […]

How do we Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that comes around year after year and, for some people, it is the only time of year that they spend the time to give thanks.  This is true both for some who call themselves followers of Jesus and for some who have no interest in Christianity.  The mentality that […]

Brutal Honesty

In my life I have gone through all kinds of seasons where I have done a better or, alternatively, worse job of following Jesus. One area where you can see this pendulum swing is how I have interacted with Paul’s words in the letter to the church in Ephesus: 15 Instead, speaking the truth in […]


Welcome back to a journey through a whole book of the Bible!  For our return to this style of sermons we have chosen, The Book of Judges! This book has provided some of the most difficult stories for me to understand during my journey with the Bible.  Did Jephthah really sacrifice his daughter to God?  […]

There is This Psalm

My family, both nuclear because of my wife and extended because of my niece, has not been a stranger to spending time at a hospital as a loved one goes through some kind of medical procedure over which no one other than the doctors, the nurses, the hospital staff, and God have any ability to […]