Pastor’s Weekly Message


28
Dec 2018
Twelve Days of Christmas

Do you know we’re in the middle of the twelve days of Christmas? You’ve probably heard the song and wondered what some of the phrases meant. One tradition holds that the song, written in the 16th century in Great Britain, had hidden meanings that helped Catholics learn about their faith during a time when there were religious wars and religion could not be easily and openly practiced. A “partridge in a pear tree” was Jesus (the “true love” born on Christmas Day) who was willing to sacrifice its life if necessary to......

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Rain

Rain

In the middle of the night, I heard rain on our roof. That is a sweet desert sound. I imagined the smell of it, fresh, moisture-heavy, that hard-to-describe desert smell of plants, trees, animals...


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Building

Building

Our two-year-old foster grandson loves to build. He has some soft connecting blocks given to him by a child of our church who had outgrown them. He joyfully puts them together, making dinosaurs and...


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Blessings

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...


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Those Who Heal

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...


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