Pastor’s Blog

Influence for Good
September 10, 2021

Influence for Good

When I was in my teens, I spent several years on staff at our local Girl Scout camp. One summer, we had a fire in the main lodge. The story as I remember it now...


Caring for All People
September 03, 2021

Caring for All People

While I grew up in the United Methodist Church, I made the conscious decision as an adult to remain United Methodist. The denomination has its weaknesses for sure—the US church is mostly white, mostly older...


James
August 27, 2021

James

This week, our worship shifts a bit to the book of James. In August as we sent our kids back to school, we focused on wisdom, learning from Proverbs and Ephesians wise words for life....


Do Good
August 20, 2021

Do Good

As a parent, I have been watching our nation argue about rights and responsibilities around children wearing masks in school. As a parent of school-aged children, I have joined other parents in feeling dismay as...


Transitions
August 13, 2021

Transitions

Recently I felt frustrated that I don’t seem to know my way around town. I had to look up how to get to my kids’ school from where I was. I was disoriented because roads...


Love is ... Sacrifice
August 06, 2021

Love is … Sacrifice

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended everyone mask up again, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. As you know from watching the news, the Delta variant is spreading quickly through the country,...


Abundance
July 30, 2021

Abundance

This week, our family spent a few days outside of San Diego. Between having an unvaccinated tween and our summer move, our family had not gone on a vacation together in a year – unless...


Flaws
July 23, 2021

Flaws

We had rain Thursday night at our house. This isn’t actually a new thing – we have been enjoying rain quite often these last few weeks. But this one was different. The thunder, the lightning,...


Rain
July 16, 2021

Rain

I’m starting to feel at home in Tucson. The monsoons have started, and the humidity levels have moved us to feeling more like home in Florida rather than an oven! I’m grateful for the moisture...