14 Nov

A Little Holy Discontentment…

Holy Discontentment. That’s the name of a booklet I recently received from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness, which is based in Washington, D.C.  The booklet is “intended to be a resource for Presbyterians and other people of faith seeking to engage in public...

07 Nov

Seasons, Leaves, Letting Go, & Rest

In the past week children dressed in costumes of all varieties rang my front door bell, anticipating a treat; daylight savings time ended; I raked my first bag of leaves in the backyard; I switched to long pants for my outdoor exercise; and iced tea...

31 Oct

The Power of Belief (& the Nats Won!)

(Image courtesy of WTOP) THEY DID IT!!!!! The Washington Nationals defied the odds and the naysayers to make history by winning the 2019 World Series last night in Houston, Texas. They did it in typical gut-wrenching, heart-stopping fashion, coming from behind in yet another—but...

17 Oct

Focus on Today’s Game

In case you haven’t heard, the Washington Nationals are heading to the World Series!  After an electric, improbable, thrilling run through the postseason, our local Boys of Summer are going where Washington baseball has not been in 86 years.  It sure has been a fun...

09 Oct

Reflect, Release, Renew

Repost: While Pastor Michelle is taking a much-needed study leave, we are reposting some of her greatest hits! This has not been a particularly spectacular year for autumn.  Whether it was too much rain for too long, or too much heat in to October, or something...

03 Oct

Celebrating Communion with Children

This Sunday we will be celebrating “World Communion Sunday.” This service is a beautiful reminder that we are part of a global community, as churches all over the world gather around the bread and the cup. Worshiping with children can almost seem like an olympic sport...

02 Oct

Deepening Your Experience of Communion

Part of living out your faith with your children is equipping them to take communion with you. On Sunday we are offering  a parent/child communion class for kids and their parents. But we also pray that their instruction does not end there. We all need reminders of...

26 Sep

The Change of Spiritual Seasons

While Pastor Michelle is away on a much-deserved study break, we are reposting some of the "best of" her amazing writings. Not infrequently in my faith journey, I find that I am in need of a “traveling companion.”  A couple of weeks ago I began reading...

19 Sep

Longing: A Deeper Thirst

O God, I want so to belong; teach me to accept. I want to be close; teach me to reach out. I want a place where I am welcome; teach me to open my arms. I want mercy; teach me to forgive. I want beauty; teach me honesty. I want peace; show me the eye of...