Pastor’s Blog

Close to God
September 20, 2019

Close to God

Our three-year-old grandson loves to find and look at the moon. He tells us when it is a crescent, an oval and a big round circle. When he’s at our house in the evening, I...


Fear
September 13, 2019

Fear

Oh, dear. I just realized that it’s Friday the 13th. Oh, my. If I was superstitious I would suddenly be afraid. That knot that means fear would rise in my stomach and I would run...


Grace
September 06, 2019

Grace

When I met Grace she was well into her nineties. Her hair was steely gray and she was small and spry, although she was confined to a wheelchair by then. On my visits with her,...


Prayer
August 30, 2019

Prayer

Today there is a prayer upon my heart. Gracious God, we bring to you your people who are threatened by storms that could harm them, the land and property. Keep people and animals safe and...


Different
August 23, 2019

Different

When I was growing up, I had one cousin with whom I was close. She was one year younger than me, an only child who lived with her parents in a large old two story...


Working Together
August 16, 2019

Working Together

What about work? I have people around me who are retired and say they no longer work but they volunteer at all kinds of places, work part-time, help children and grandchildren and say “I’m busier...


Family
August 09, 2019

Family

Recently I visited in the hospital with an older man while his wife was having a medical procedure. I didn’t know them well so asked, “Do you have any family around here?” He replied, “Well,...


Gratitude
July 26, 2019

Gratitude

In Philippians 4, the Apostle Paul writes: “I have learned to be content with whatever I have.” In Greek that word content carries with it the sense of being grateful. Honestly, I must admit that...


Compassion
July 19, 2019

Compassion

Over the past week, my Facebook “memories” have shown me wonderful monsoon-centered videos of my nephew as he plays in the rain at all stages of his life. Watching a two year-old, who is now...


Faith in...
July 06, 2019

Faith in…

Faith in….? Yesterday our church shared a booth with Sanctuary UMC at the Marana Star Spangled Spectacular, a big July 4th festival with music, food, booths and fireworks. We had items to give away – glow sticks,...