26 Nov

Digging Deeper, Counting Blessings

November 28, 2019 This week our nation pauses to celebrate our many blessings, but as with everything else about our country, no two people or families will celebrate Thanksgiving in exactly the same way.  What are your particular traditions?  Are you a stickler for dressing or...

26 Nov

Top Secret Mission

We are inviting you to join us on a “top-secret” Christmas mission. We are launching an initiative to commit "Random Acts of Christmas Kindness." We will spread kindness all around the community, leaving no "footprint" except for a card that lets people know they've been...

21 Nov

Still. Just. Wow!

November 21, 2019 Do you know what it is to feel so much joy and gratitude that you think your heart might burst? That is the happy place I inhabit this morning, and I am not alone.  I received a text message on the way to work...

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...