Pastor’s Blog

All Shall Be Well
March 15, 2019

All Shall Be Well

Many times over the last few weeks I have thought of the phrase “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well…” from the writings of Julian...


Why
March 08, 2019

Why

When my children were young they watched a cartoon TV show that had many characters, including Murky Dismal and his driver, Lurky. They lived in a part of the kingdom called the “Pits” and Murky’s...


Psalm 23
March 01, 2019

Psalm 23

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” For centuries – long before you or me or John Wesley or even Jesus – this Psalm of King David has brought strength and comfort to...


Choices
February 22, 2019

Choices

What choices will you make today? What to eat for breakfast and what to wear? How to get some exercise on a rainy day? Some choices we make often and easily. How about how to...


Do Onto Others
February 15, 2019

Do Onto Others

Before I became United Methodist in my late twenties and began to study the Bible, I thought that the Golden Rule was simply part of our culture and not in the Bible. There are words...


Famous Passages
February 08, 2019

Famous Passages

When I was in seminary I spent a semester as a student chaplain at a large medical center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As students, we were often on call during the night so I usually slept...


Lost Things
February 01, 2019

Lost Things

This week I lost several things. First, my office and house keys went missing. Then my pink spiral notebook disappeared. In this I keep all of life’s important notes like who to call and who...


A Few Things
January 25, 2019

A Few Things

My prayers continue for those affected by the partial government shutdown. I know that as the shutdown continues there are people in our congregation who may find it hard to make ends meet. If you...


Words Coming Alive
January 18, 2019

Words Coming Alive

Be sure to bring your 2019 Worship Guide with you to worship on Sunday, Jan. 20. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. When I feel afraid, think...


How the Bible Came to Be
January 11, 2019

How the Bible Came to Be

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” If I didn’t know otherwise I might think that these words came from the mouth of Jesus, in one of the...