Quit Making Excuses

You don’t need to keep making excuses, because no one cares how good your excuses are. Jesus tells a story in Luke 14 where people give excuses instead of coming to the Master’s banquet. He is saying that our excuses have no place in the Kingdom of God. In order to grow in faith, we need to quit making excuses.

Why Does God Not Answer Prayer?

Does God always answer prayers the way we pray them? Is God responsible to answer everything we pray about? Some say that God always answer prayers, sometimes with a yes, sometimes with a maybe and sometimes with a no. Could there be anything in your life that may be blocking your prayer life with God? Could it be that we may not like the answers that God gives us when we pray?

Running On Empty

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 2 Kings 4:1-7. Elisha is tasked with the matter of injustice where a widow is close to experiencing the abduction of her children into human trafficking for debts to be paid. With God’s direction, the widow gathers empty jars for a miracle to save her. WhatContinue reading “Running On Empty”

The Making Of Your Faith

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the Prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 17. Elijah was a man of faith who grew through the common trials we face today. He experienced isolated pain, total dependance on God and unconditional obedience to the Father. We can grow in the same ways as GodContinue reading “The Making Of Your Faith”

Can Jesus Trust You?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Happy. Our happiness is not found in external pleasures around us, rather a large component of happiness begins with trust. Jesus trusted John to write the gospel, receive love, and to care for Jesus’ mother. Does God trust you?

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”

Learning to Pray

I’ve been on a journey for years. It began when I was born into a strong faith family who sought after the ways of God since before I was born. If you’ve heard my story before, you’ll remember that I grew up in a missionary home. My parents served in missions as pilot and teacherContinue reading “Learning to Pray”

Stopping on the Hwy On-Ramp

As I pulled into the Pancake House parking lot, I thought to myself… “What are people going to think of me walking out to this lot near the on ramp of 520?” It must have been a fleeting thought because as soon as I grabbed my camera bag and tripod, locked the hatch of myContinue reading “Stopping on the Hwy On-Ramp”