January 8, 2020

With it being a new year, I thought it might be prudent to offer a “State of the Union” of sorts.  I have no intention or desire to talk to you about Simplicity’s growth in terms of attendance, offering, or charitable giving data; nor am I going to inundate you with ou...

May 7, 2018

You’re making a masterpiece

You’re shaping the soul in me

You’re moving where I can’t see

And all I am is in your hands

You’re taking me all apart

Like it was Your plan from the start

To finish Your work of art

For all to see You’re making a masterpiece

Guess I’m Your canvass


March 19, 2018

Something my wife and I have become fond of is acquiring something that's old, beat up, run down, thrown out, and unwanted and making it new, restored, refreshed, transformed, and reimagined.  The last two homes we've purchased (the only two homes we've purchased for t...

January 6, 2018

Dearest friends,

I’d like to open by wishing you all happy new year.  2017 was quite a year for Simplicity; between our pastor relocating, receiving approval for a second round of funding by the Christian Church Commission despite not having an on-site lead pastor, and...

October 9, 2017


We thank you for today.  We thank you for this place, this world, our home.  We thank you for this church, and we thank you for one another and the deepening of our relationships.  Father, we ask that you help us walk with one another in grace and tolerance, wit...

October 2, 2017

For most people, the word "home" is one that evokes many positive feelings and emotions, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there are many uplifting sayings and connotations that have been attached to it.  Think about the following: Home is where the heart is...

September 21, 2017

I was contacted by a Disciples pastor the other day named Bob who moved to Florida recently to begin caring for a new congregation.  His purpose for calling me was to let me know that a young couple from his previous church was moving to Oklahoma.  He said, “this young...

August 29, 2017

Simplicity Christian Church is proud to present Pub Theology, an emerging ministry that meets bi-monthly as a means to connect with people while exploring the gospel alongside social, cultural, and spiritual ideologies....

August 3, 2017

As a willing participant in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, we strive to be a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world; we are constantly seeking new ways to reach new people and we are always pursuing fresh avenues to improve the lives of others.  We al...

August 1, 2017

The term "growth" is often portrayed with positive connotations.  We read and study complex works for intellectual growth, we lift weights and eat the right kinds of foods for physical growth, we establish friendships and date for emotional growth, we save and invest f...

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