Pastor’s Blog

August 03, 2018

Welcome Home!

Welcome home! Our bags are packed and we’re ready to go. Two weeks ago our bags were packed and all set for our annual family vacation in Lake Tahoe. Lots of our family joined us...

God's Spirit Waters Our Souls
July 20, 2018

God’s Spirit Waters Our Souls

Dry desert. Heat. Clouds. What is that sound on the roof? Rain!! Some hard rains and displays of sound and lightning have shown up in our hot, dry desert this monsoon season. When that happens...

With Us Always
July 13, 2018

With Us Always

  Jesus said, “Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:20b There are times when I wish Jesus wasn’t with me.  When I’m impatient or crabby or irritable or...

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
July 06, 2018

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

One of the most touching moments in the movie Won’t You Be My Neighbor? about Fred Rogers is the replay of a 1981 episode of Roger’s famous “Neighborhood” TV show in which ten-year old Jeff...

June 29, 2018

The Bread of New Life

The Bread of New Life In Arizona, this is the season of “picking up the mesquite pods” that fall from the tree.  Morning and evening, I pick up pods to try to keep up with...

Go and Do Likewise
June 22, 2018

Go and Do Likewise

Jesus said to the man, “Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus...

Reflections on Annual Conference 
June 15, 2018

Reflections on Annual Conference 

Reflections on Annual Conference Along with others from St. Mark’s, I’m at the meeting of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference in Glendale, AZ. This is … well … the annual meeting of clergy and lay...

With Us in the Worst of Times
June 08, 2018

With Us in the Worst of Times

  Wound Specialist   “They just can’t get that wound to heal.” Sometimes it’s hard to heal a wound. That’s why we have wound specialists, people who know the right treatments to encourage the body...

Giving into Temptations
June 01, 2018

Giving into Temptations

Giving into Temptations Growing up in a middle class neighborhood in a Detroit suburb, I was an easy target for taunting because I was small and skinny, loved to read and do well in school,...