Today is the holiday everyone loves and nobody understands - Groundhog's Day! Join Pastor Arik as he explores why this holiday has captured the attention of our nation
While many congregations are in decline, a recent study released shows that there might be a reason to hope for the future of the church. Join Pastor Arik as he reflects upon this new study and what it might mean for churches, today
As we prepare to welcome new members into our congregation, this week Pastor Arik takes a look at the history of our faith and explores how we are living in a time of great change
This upcoming Monday is a special holiday in our nation as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This week Pastor Arik looks at why this holiday is important to his own life story and ministry.
The beginning of the year is a time to set goals and make resolutions. However, what if we made a resolution this year not for ourselves, but to help someone else? Join Pastor Arik as he encourages us to add a special resolution for this new year
From this point forward, every day we get a little bit more daylight than the day before. Join Pastor Arik as he reflects upon how this shift can help us get through the dark times in our lives.
With Christmas Eve approaching in just a few days, this week we do some reflecting and meditation on a poem titled, "Mary's Song"
Christmas morning used to be Pastor Arik's favorite moment of the year, but as he's grown older, things have changed. Join him this week as he looks at why Christmas Eve is now his favorite time of the year
With the Christmas season in full swing, this week we take a look at some people who understand what this season is all about. Join us for some feel-good stories of the Christmas Spirit alive and at work in the world
December is upon us, but for many people the holidays can be a difficult time. This week Pastor Arik looks at some small things we can do to help those who are hurting this time of year
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, but it can be hard to truly appreciate the blessings around us if we are moving too fast. Join us this week as Pastor Arik explores the correlation between giving thanks and slowing down
Perfectonistic tendencies are common in the world today, but do they cause more harm than good? This week Pastor Arik takes a look at the problem with perfectionism
With Veterans Day on our minds, this week we look at four examples of real veterans and hear some of their stories. May we put our words into actions as we commit ourselves to caring for our heroes
This week Pastor Arik begins his new position at Community of Faith! Join him as he prepares for this upcoming Sunday's All Saints service
As new restrictions are put into place surrounding the spread of COVID-19, this week Pastor Arik looks at why those restrictions are there and explores some activities to do isolation
With the coronavirus ramping up and with the presidential election on the horizon, this year is shaping out to be one heck of a rough ride. Join Pastor Arik as he tries to make sense out of what is coming our way
As Ash Wednesday approaches and marks the beginning of the Lenten season, this episode Pastor Arik talks about his social media fast that will last until Easter morning
What happens when Pastor Arik is left without a phone? The world ends as he knows it! Join him this week as he shares his experience with his phone addiction and discovers how it can be an apt metaphor for how God works in our lives.
Music: "Get off the Phone Song" by Rhett and Link
As Pastor Arik suffers from a bout of insomnia, he looks at the importance of rest not only for the body, but for the mind and spirit as well
Music selection: "Insomnia" by Daya
A lot happened in 2019, but not all of it was bad! Join Pastor Arik as he looks at some feel good stories of this past year
As we find ourselves in December and in the midst of Advent, this week we look at the importance of this time of waiting
Ever hear a song that touched a part of you in a way you can barely articulate? In this week's episode, Pastor Arik looks at a song and a moment in his life that he will never forget
Ever feel like you don't have enough time in the day? You aren't alone! Join Pastor Arik this week as he explores why we need a change of perspective when it comes to how we use our time