28 May

Majoring on the Minors

New Sermon Series: Coming June 16, 2019. Embark on a journey with us as we meet Hosea, Haggai, Zephaniah and friends this summer and hear how God speaks into our contemporary lives through these ancient prophets. Click here for more info about our Worship Services....

23 May

Picnics, Hotdogs, & Gratitude

The unofficial start of summer is here!  Picnics and parades, flags and fireworks, hot dogs and hamburgers, watermelon and waterslides—this weekend we will remember and celebrate our freedom, our country, our family and friends, and our many, many blessings. Memorial Day reminds us that no matter...

16 May

Dancing in the Rain

There is a magnet on my refrigerator that says, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.  It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” It has felt a bit like I am standing under a rain cloud of late.  So far this week I’ve...

09 May

Thanking God for Mothers

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  If you reside in the United States, you practically have to live under a rock not to know this.  Florists are in high gear, restaurants will be in “all hands on deck” mode, and I can only imagine what the...

25 Apr

Easter is Over. (Time for Chocolate)

Whew!  Easter Sunday is over.  Every church musician, support staff, and pastor is breathing a sigh of relief this week.  Don’t get me wrong—it was awesome, jubilant, over-the-top, fabulous, joyous. Even the superlatives need superlatives to describe our Day of Resurrection festivities.  I was thrilled...

18 Apr

Opened Hearts, Embracing Resurrection

Resurrection.  New life.  Second chances.  Redemption.  A fresh start.  These are all good ways to talk about the meaning of Easter. Last Sunday, what churches call Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, marked the beginning of Holy Week.  During this week Christians trace Jesus’ journey from his...

04 Apr

Embracing Joy & Tidying Up

Do you ever feel like you are a little (or a lot) “late to the party”?  This happens to me with some frequency, in part because I don’t watch a lot of television and I’m not very social media savvy.  The most recent occasion of...

28 Mar

Spring Training for Disciples

The first day of school.  The first daffodil poking its head through the winter-hardened earth.  The first summer peach.  I love the “firsts” that signal the start of something new—the changing seasons, the turning of the calendar, one rhythm giving way to another. Today is one...

21 Mar

Make It Count.

An airplane crashes in Ethiopia on March 10 killing all 157 people on board.  A shooter opens fire at a Muslim mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 killing fifty.  Cyclone Idai ravages Mozambique on March 19, with 300 already reported dead, but some...