Prayer Practices; Make It Rain

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the Prophet Elijah’s prayer life. In 1 Kings 18, we see that Elijah prayed for rain over and over again. What is the S.H.A.P.E. of your prayer life with God?

It’s Not All About Money

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on giving and tithing in the church, but this time it’s not about money. Some people believe that writing a simple check to the church is enough. Some think just giving a little bit of charity is enough. Jesus taught us in John 13:3-17 that toContinue reading “It’s Not All About Money”

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on God’s idea of tithing. Why do we give a portion of our money to God through the Church, or missions or philanthropy? There’s a reason that we give of our funds to God. It’s all about trust. Give God your first, so your faith canContinue reading “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is”

You Don’t Want the Devil’s Cooking

Thomas Robison, of Crossroads Church of Greeley, teaches on Genesis 25 “The Twin Brothers”. Jacob and Esau face a moral dilemma with selling birthrights for a bowl of soup. Where is God calling you to grow in areas of faith, trust and engaging in the calling of God for your life? You don’t want whatContinue reading “You Don’t Want the Devil’s Cooking”

Persecution, as Blessing

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the end of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:10-12. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness. When you face persecution and difficulties in your faith, what is your response? How will you endure persecution?

Walking Closer with God

Linda called me this week to ask a faith question while she battles the challenges of new faith as a freshman in college. “Reid, do you ever feel like you really have your faith all figured out?” “What do you mean?” “Does it ever feel like you’ve… arrived? Or do you always run on thisContinue reading “Walking Closer with God”

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Along with the joy of family get-togethers over Thanksgiving weekend, I’m so humbled and grateful for another new perspective in life and ministry. I was blessed with another opportunity to speak at a youth retreat last weekend. Bellingham Covenant Church, in Bellingham, Washington (duh!) gave me a forum for sharing the love of Jesus atContinue reading “Thanksgiving Gratitude”

La Semana Que Viene es Nuestra última Semana en Panamá

It’s official, if you’re keeping track… The Olsons have lived in Playa Blanca, Panama for 6 weeks now and are enjoying our final week in this paradise. We’ve experienced some extraordinary activities in the past few weeks that are worth recounting. A couple weekends ago we decided to quite spending so much money on meals,Continue reading “La Semana Que Viene es Nuestra última Semana en Panamá”

“The Pastor; a Memoir” book review

“Story is a way of language in which everything and everyone is organically related,” writes Eugene Peterson in his most recent The Pastor, A Memoir “Every step an arrival”. Story is exactly how Peterson finds his voice in relating to any and all of us, whether on pastoral call or congregational laity. Reading Peterson’s TheContinue reading ““The Pastor; a Memoir” book review”

W.W.J.D.? (what would Justin Bieber do)?

My family has been enamored by the show Secret Millionaire recently. It’s a fantastic show for so many reasons. They find men and women who have been successful in business, own significant property and generally classify themselves as well-to-do. The show re-locates a secret millionaire into one of the poorest, disenfranchised cities in theContinue reading “W.W.J.D.? (what would Justin Bieber do)?”