FCC Staff Blog

One Another

Posted by David Barber on

There are 59 "one anothers" in the New Testament. These aren't optional. They're commanded. Take some time to go through the list of "one anothers" here: One Another.  Ask the Holy Spirit to unveil areas where you need to grow. Let's strive together as a community to love one another with a...

Baptized Into Christ and For The World

Posted by David Barber on

This morning I find myself a little under the weather. With 6 kids in your home there's 6 times as much of an opportunity to "catch" something. It's amazing how contagious common colds can be. The pharmaceutical business makes big money on providing drugs that treat symptoms or attempt to...

We Are Church

Posted by David Barber on

My family and I took a short weekend to spend some time with other adoptive families. In fact, many of their children are family and close friends to our children before they became “ours.” I was reflecting on the beauty of people from India, America, Haiti, and a German young woman...


Posted by David Barber on

I’m writing this blog as our nation prepares for one the most visibly and loudest celebrated US holidays: Independence Day. I’m reminded constantly with every flash and boom of a high flying artillery shell and fast popping noise of a string of firecrackers lit by a boy or girl...

Movements Not Moments

Posted by David Barber on

Have you ever heard the term “Baby Boomer?” It describes the generation born just after World War II. They’re known for having an incredibly hard work ethic… and lots of babies. Or “Generation X?” Growing up in the 1970’s and 80’s, this...

Hungry? Why Wait?

Posted by David Barber on

There was an old commercial by a certain brand representing a certain candy bar that has been a staple for chocolate lovers for years. I bet you can finish the line: “Hungry? Why wait? Grab a ___________!” This was just one phrase from a highly successful relaunch of one of our...

Want List

Posted by David Barber on

Sometimes what we want and what we need are in direct conflict. Any parent knows that a kid’s want list is a mile long but if we give them every want we wouldn’t have anything for their needs. Sure, I’ll buy you the new ”Unicorn Lolly Land” video game (not a real...

The Gift of Grace

Posted by David Barber on

  I remember this like yesterday because I thought my dad was going to kill me. I was 5, my two older brothers were 7 and 12. We lived in old farm house in Iowa where my dad was a sharecropper. In other words, part of what he farmed he gave to the owner so we could keep living there. He...