Posts by Rev. Jonathan Carlson

Pastor’s Pen

How to Hold it All Together                   Some days it can feel overwhelming to keep everything going, stay on top of endless projects, and keep the family running smoothly. None of us were issued capes, so none of us have any “superpowers” to do all these things! How do we hold it all together?                   The Bible says that Jesus “is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17). Jesus holds the whole universe together—every star,…

Switch Youth Group

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).                   Teenagers are not just the future Church—you ARE the Church now! Because you are so important to God, you are important to Hillside as well.                   In this verse, Paul encourages Timothy not to be discouraged by older people who look down on him because of his…