It’s All About the Money

…but should it be? Money is often a sensitive topic for everyone, whether we have too much or not enough. It affects all aspects of our lives whether we want it to or not, so being able to manage it well is a very important skill. Being able to manage it...

A Christmas Adventure

Our mission here at Church of the Open Door is “Leading people on the adventure of becoming like Christ,” and I just absolutely love that word adventure. I love this idea of following Christ being something daring and exhilarating, unknown even. Everyone’s adventure...

#followprobs: Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity killed the cat. We’ve all heard someone say that before. The idea is that, though curiosity is usually a positive thing, it can also be dangerous. Typically, someone uses this phrase to tell you to mind your own business, keep your nose out of places it...

Need a New Year’s Resolution? Try Just One Word.

At the end of each year, the English Oxford Dictionary picks a “word of the year.” This is usually a new word, but can also be an old word that has made a comeback or taken on some sort of new meaning. In both cases, the word has cultural significance; it is symbolic...

Celebrating Jesus’ Birth & Beyond

At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Beyond that, we celebrate Jesus’ life, too,  and eventual death and resurrection. Jesus’ birth isn’t just the beginning of his life, but the beginning of God’s miraculous plan to save all of humanity....

Peace in Darkness

Last Sunday, Pastor John Jacobs taught an awesome sermon on peace. He grabbed our attention with hilarious stories, told us that it’s time to “peace out, homies,” and sang a capella to a Spice Girls song. It was quite a Sunday morning! Despite all of these things,...