Pastor’s Blog

Old Testament
January 17, 2020

Old Testament

The rain begins to spit on my windshield, as I drive. I hear a news report that Australia is finally getting rain that will help with the raging wildfires, but not extinguish all of them. ...


Unexpected Turns
January 03, 2020

Unexpected Turns

As I looked back on this year, I noticed that there were several times when I needed to change the direction I was going. This is not always easy for me. I am a person...


JOY
December 20, 2019

JOY

Joy. Our three-year-old grandson spent Wednesday night this week at our house. In the morning we turned on the lights to the Christmas tree and he said, “I like your Christmas tree.”  I asked, “You have...


Beyond the Middle of Advent!
December 13, 2019

Beyond the Middle of Advent!

We are just past the middle of Advent, this journey toward Christmas and are pulling up on the third Sunday of Advent, when we will light the candle of Hope.  This Sunday, 12/15, the message...


Wonder
December 06, 2019

Wonder

“Their eyes are full of wonder.”  “I wonder what would happen if I tried that.”  “I wonder about what the future holds.”  “I wonder when the end of the world will come and what that...


Deep Love
November 22, 2019

Deep Love

A little honest reflection as we go into this Thanksgiving week….for some time now God has been working on my heart, challenging me with a question. I think I was first aware of this last...


A Grateful Heart
November 15, 2019

A Grateful Heart

What’s it like when you meet someone who has a grateful heart and way of life? They may not always agree with you or even get annoyed or grumpy sometimes, but most of the time...


Small Things
November 08, 2019

Small Things

Do you remember having a necklace or paperweight that had a tiny mustard seed encased in glass? It was a reminder of Jesus’ words in Matthew 17:20,”truly I tell you, if you have faith the...


Seasons Change
November 06, 2019

Seasons Change

As I’m praying this morning, I’m reading the names of the 32 people from our church who have died this past year. For all their loved ones, the seasons of life changed this year as...


How Big is God’s Love?
October 25, 2019

How Big is God’s Love?

Think of big things. The Grand Canyon. Blue sky in Arizona. Ocean off San Diego.  Mountains. Think of other big things like a seven foot basketball player, a field of sunflowers, a huge dog or...