Pastor’s Blog

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,...


Life Is Challenging
June 28, 2019

Life Is Challenging

Life has many challenges. That’s no secret. Yesterday Art and I were talking about chronic illnesses and how those change and challenge peoples’ lives. There is much that causes anxiety and uncertainty in our country...


Golden Calf
June 21, 2019

Worship

“I just worship that guy.”  “I worship the ground she walks on.”  When we use the word “worship” what do we mean?  Perhaps we mean that we spend a lot of time with what we...


Doubt
June 14, 2019

Doubt

“Perhaps we’ll get through the debate on this resolution quickly and get on to dinner early!” “I DOUBT IT!!” That doubt proved to be true. Pastor Stuart and I are at the meeting of the...


Power Outage?
June 07, 2019

Power Outage?

In the middle of the night last Wednesday the power went out in our house. I heard a little pop and then everything went dark and very quiet. There were no sounds of the ceiling...


Taking it with you?
May 31, 2019

Taking it with you?

You may know this scenario. When we travel by airplane we have to limit what we take with us on a trip. But when we travel by car, we can take whatever will fit. Even...


Grateful and Hopeful
May 24, 2019

Grateful and Hopeful

On my way to the Kansas City airport after UMC Next finished on Wednesday, May 22, I spent some time in the military section of Mt. Moriah Cemetery in KC. My dad died in 2014...


John's Jesus
May 17, 2019

John’s Jesus

Congratulations to all our graduates! We’ve had fun celebrating the “graduation” of the kindergarten class from our Early Childhood Center. This Sunday, May 19, we’ll recognize all grads in worship and see a video with...


Luke's Jesus
May 17, 2019

Luke’s Jesus

The man didn’t know that the answer to his question would be so jarring, so potentially life-changing. On that day long ago he asked Jesus, “what must I do to have eternal life?”  I imagine...


Good News
May 03, 2019

Good News

What good news have you heard or experienced in the last week? My heart is often heavy with the hard news of the world and the church. My prayers are filled with cries to God...