Posts by Greg Richards

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Taste & See

by Greg Richards

Have you ever wondered how we can so easily consume several baskets of chips and salsa, and then put away a couple of pounds of fajitas with rice and beans, maybe even toss back a margarita, only to stand at the cash register miserably full and reach for a pecan praline? It’s pretty apparent that […]

The Cat Lady and The Church

by Greg Richards

As a married person, it’s hard to imagine having a close relationship with anyone who doesn’t care for my wife. I know she loves cats and she has strong opinions at times, but she’s still my favorite person in the whole world. Biblically speaking we’re also considered one in Christ, so anyone who takes issue […]

Trapped on the Rooftop

by Greg Richards

It’s difficult to understand how a man who slept with another man’s wife, got her pregnant, and then had her husband killed could be recorded in the Bible as a man after God’s own heart. But it’s true. God selected David to replace King Saul when He was fed up with Saul’s disobedience and He […]

No Place Like Home

by Greg Richards

Most everyone is familiar with the story of the prodigal son. Luke 15 records this and other stories that Jesus was sharing with his diverse group of listeners as He emphasized the value of people. He shared about a lost coin, a lost sheep and then a lost child. In each instance there was great […]

A Pastors Confession

by Greg Richards

I’ve often said that my least favorite part of pastoring is conducting funerals, and on the other hand it remains one of the greatest privileges in ministry. As ministers, we are continually invited into times of pain and loss as the ambassadors of Jesus. A sobering reminder of my complete reliance on the Holy Spirit […]

Are You On A Mission?

by Greg Richards

Who doesn’t love the classic 1980’s release of the movie, “The Blues Brothers” starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd? Everyone who grew up in that era remembers the epic quotes from the movie, especially this one: “They won’t catch us, we’re on a mission from God.” Jake and Elwood Blues were on a mission to […]

Your Life Matters

by Greg Richards

A couple of Sundays ago a grandmother from our church who also happens to be a nurse, noticed a young man sleeping on the steps of a commercial building near the hospital. When she stopped to offer him something to eat, she mentioned that she was headed to church and he was more than welcome […]

Be Still

by Greg Richards

Can you see yourself lying on a blanket in the green grass, flower blossoms all around, a gentle breeze slightly blowing your hair and the quiet trickle of a nearby stream… just you and God, relaxing and hanging out? I don’t know about you, but it’s difficult for me to connect with those images. It […]

Desperate For Change

by Greg Richards

We are just over a month into the New Year and statistics say that almost half of us who made resolutions to change have already fallen back into our old habits. I believe we’ve all had those moments in life when we’ve gotten fed up with life as usual and found new determination for change. […]

Are You Forgetting Something?

by Greg Richards

When it comes to getting quiet before the Lord and listening for the whisper of the Holy Spirit in my heart there always seems to be one thing I can count on. Whenever I’m seeking the Lord for fresh direction, insight or wisdom for life’s journey, without fail I will get reminded of things that […]