Pastor’s Blog

Blessings
October 26, 2018

Blessings

I have been thinking about blessings. For me, blessings are the undeserved outpouring of God’s grace on our lives. Around us today there is so much hateful language, destructive behavior and uncertainty, causing fear and...


Those Who Heal
October 19, 2018

Those Who Heal

What heals? Medication, surgery, ointment, massage, touch, words, hugs, conversation, prayer, music, exercise? The list can go on and on, of the many ways we experience healing from the physical, emotional, and spiritual aches of...


Teachers
October 12, 2018

Teachers

“The word of Christ must live in you richly. Teach and warn each other with all wisdom by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16 (Common...


God Speaks
September 28, 2018

God Speaks

There is an intriguing line in Scripture in I Samuel 3:1 – “The word of the Lord was rare in those days…”  I have sometimes wondered if God went silent because the people consistently did...


HOME
September 21, 2018

HOME

Sometimes when people ask me why I like baseball, I tell them it’s because the main idea is to make it home. There’s this sense of satisfaction when my team’s runner takes off from third...


On the Move!
September 14, 2018

On the Move!

There are times when it is good to stand still. That gives us a chance to listen, to notice, to rest a bit and perhaps regroup. Jesus stopped for times of prayer and quiet. That...


It’s All In The Name
September 07, 2018

It’s All In The Name

It’s All In The Name At one time I got my hair cut at a salon named Abby’s Awesome Aura, or “AAA.”  What a goofy name, right? One day, as the owner—whose name was NOT...


Connecting
August 31, 2018

Connecting

We’re using the word “connecting” a lot this year. Maybe we’ll get tired of it, but I think it’s an important word, and the theme Connecting to God and One Another is important too. Staying...


Relief from Desperation
August 24, 2018

Relief from Desperation

Relief from Desperation Have you ever been in a truly desperate situation? Early this morning I woke from a dream, desperately frightened. In the dream, it was 11:10 a.m. on a Sunday morning, I was...