Are you ready to experience God?

I hear it more often than I could possibly explain. 'I just don't know if God is real' or 'I have never experienced God before' Well, today is your day to Experience God! Seriously, God is wanting to connect with you. God is wanting to remind you of His unconditional love for you. God is…

Thrive Church…A Rewind Video of 2015 and a Major Announcement!

  Yesterday was an amazing Sunday at Thrive! Actually, one of my favorites EVER! Here's why... ONE...We celebrated Baptisms!! It just doesn't get any better than that! What an honor and a privilege to baptize amazing people going public in their faith! What a day! TWO...I made a major announcement about Easter at Thrive. It's…

Stop letting SHAME win. Come back to God at Church this morning

You have let SHAME beat you up enough. Shame is this absolutely awful force that has prevented you from taking any steps toward God in your life. It has probably kept you away from Church and kept you away from the habits that will lead you closer to Jesus. So, today, stop letting shame get…

My Ridiculously Random Monday Thoughts

It's Monday! And it'a Snow Day! The kids are super excited. Tracie and I...not so much. HAH It's Martin Luther King Day. As I think about the impact Dr. King has made on my life and on mankind, I'm just blown away. As I read about his life and I listen to his speeches, my…

Find your way back to God today and stop running

Have you been running from God?  Maybe you can't even remember how long its been. Maybe you think there's no way God would be interested in you because you've been running for long. Maybe you love God with all your heart, you just feel far from Him. Here's the question... Why do you keep running?…

My personal ethics for Facebook in 2016

Here's the deal...I freaking love Facebook! I love it!  It's true, I do. I think its awesome and I think it's one of the best things ever! But...and this is a BIG BUT... If I let it, it can take over so much of my time. If I let it, I can let its negativity…

It’s my wife’s Birthday!! Happy Birthday TRACIE RAITZ!!!

Today is a very special day!! Why? Because it is Tracie's Birthday!!!                 Happy Birthday!!!!! What I love about my wife... She loves Jesus! She loves her family! She puts everyone first. She's ridiculously selfless! She's unbelievably faithful. She's wise beyond her years. She's got the biggest heart…

Sunday Night Thoughts on Life, Family and Thrive Church

We're home! It's Sunday night! I should be sleeping. I can't! I am so charged up and so EXCITED about a GREAT morning at Thrive and a GREAT weekend with my family! Some Thoughts... on Life...I continually find myself in situations that there is NO reason I should be in that situation! Honestly, it's head…

Monday morning thoughts on Life, Family and Thrive Church

Whew, it's Monday Morning! My goal is to write some thoughts on Sunday night about the previous week, but I'm absolutely failing at that lately. So, Monday's will have to suffice!! Thoughts on Life... Here it is in a nut shell...I'm so thankful to be loved by God and to be loved by my amazing…

Want a GREAT way to start 2016? Learn how to Find your way back to God at Thrive Church

It's 2016!! It's a new year! It's full of potential! We all have resolutions. We all have goals. We all have dreams. We want this year to be better than the last. We all want a better version of ourselves, right?!? Ok, I have an idea for you. It might sound a little crazy at first.…