Make a Joyful Noise, Together

Haley TallmanWorship

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;     break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,     with the lyre and the sound … Read More

Planting Seeds in a Hurricane

Kim LehmannFaith

At the beginning of summer, I tried to set up a friendly, reading competition with my oldest boy. I wanted to keep his mind sharp and his nose in a book throughout the summer, so he would be ready for third grade this Fall.  We were going to see who could read a book a week for the duration of … Read More

You Won’t Get All of Jesus Alone

Aaron MartinFaith

Hebrews 11 is one of the more famous passages in all of Scripture. Some theologians have called Hebrews 11 the “hall of heroes” or the “hall of faith”. I think we identify with this chapter in the Bible because it’s about real people who walked with God by faith. In addition, Hebrews 11 doesn’t sanitize the Christian experience. Following Jesus … Read More

Seeing the Unseen

Shannon WilsonUncategorized

I went to China for a minute last month and stood on a dusty road at the edge of a field. Then, I headed to a very busy street in India in a town that I couldn’t find again if I tried. Next I popped over to the Sky Walk in Australia and almost had a heart attack when I … Read More

Does Gathering Together for Worship Really Matter?

Jon Eric WoodwardWorship

On those days that you just don’t feel like rolling out of bed on a Sunday morning, and I’ve been there many times myself, let me assure you, it’s worth it! I’ll also confess gladly, that there has rarely, if ever, been a time where I regretted afterwards that I pushed through and came.  This is not a push to … Read More

Beholding the Unseen

Susan BlackUncategorized

When I was a young girl, I had a peculiar food quirk that in hindsight was probably a mild annoyance to my mom. She was an excellent cook (still is at age 88) and made all of our meals from scratch – I’m not sure I ever saw a recipe on our kitchen counter. My childish requests those many years … Read More

Yes I Will

Josh SandsWorship

This past weekend it was my joy to serve on the worship team during the morning services. It’s hard to believe that I have played drums for 30 years now, and it is remarkable how the Lord has used music in my life over those years. I was able to play for two sitting US presidents during my high school … Read More

The Strength of Gentleness

Aaron MartinUncategorized

When you hear someone described as gentle or characterized by gentleness, what thoughts come to mind? The dictionary defines gentleness as kindness, meekness, mildness, even delicate. We tend to think of gentleness as a sign of weakness. Gentle people get walked over, taken advantage of, ignored. Most of us aren’t interested in that. Charles Swindoll once said in this age … Read More

Forgetful Hearts

Shannon WilsonFaith, Hope, Worship

Easter is my favorite time of year. I recently heard that according to the church calendar, Easter actually lasts for 50 days. I would like to propose that we all commit to wearing pastel colors and provide Cadbury eggs to the congregation during these days at CBC. Who do I need to speak to about that?  (Joking, joking…) In all … Read More