Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts from July 2020 (Page 2)

Tears

Sometimes I’m glad to be meeting via Zoom. You know…no one knows I’m stinky after my walk or bike ride; a tank of gas goes really far; and I can cry somewhat inconspicuously. These last weeks at The Well have been a rich time of sharing and listening. It’s been a joy to have Rev.…

Eyes on Jesus

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,  In the light of His glory and grace. Hymn by Helen Lemmel This is a treasured hymn written by Helen Lemmel way back in 1918, over 100 years ago.  It has always been one of…

Patience

Patience. For some odd reason, patience hasn’t been one of my strong suits lately. Patience with family, friends, work etc. I don’t know why it has been so hard lately. I start to think is it because of this pandemic we have on our hands? Working at a hospital has seemed to become even more…

Open Book

Dear Sisters and Brothers,                                “(God) I am an open book to you; even from a distance,                                              you know what I am thinking.                                     You know when I leave and when I get back;                                          I’m never out of your sight….                                          I look behind me and you are there,                                         then up ahead and…

The Lord is One

The most important prayer in Judaism is the “Shema.” In your bible, the Shema is found in Deuteronomy 6:4, and the Torah commands that it be said every morning and every evening. In Hebrew, it goes “Shema’ Yisrael, YHWH elhenu, YHWH ehad!” which translates to English as, “Hear O Israel, the Lord is God, the…

Sunday to Monday | Dysfunctional Families

We gathered for worship via the stream and God was present in each of our sacred places. Pastor Dave used the story from Genesis 25, the story of Isaac and Rebekah’s family and the challenges and dysfunction with twins Esau and Jacob. God works through the dysfunction in our families, through sibling rivalries, through scoundrels…

A Crop of Love

Stories. Everyone loves to hear a good story. Jesus knows that and so he often teaches using stories.  In Matthew 13, he talks about sowing, planting and harvesting. Seeds. Soil. In these stories Jesus is not literally talking about gardening, but about what might take root in our hearts. The prophet Hosea, writes in Hosea…

Majestic

If you ever get to the top of Red Rocks amphitheater, you can’t help to notice the numerous rows of seats and the wonderful and incredible red rock structures that surround the seats. It is probably the best place to see a concert. It is amazing how they built such a beautiful place. It is…

Enough

Do you ever wake up and wonder “who am I, what will today bring, am I doing enough?” Terry Hershey has been telling us for years that we are “enough,” and Jim Dietvorst reminds us monthly that we are loved children of God, but don’t we still question it at least sometimes? Do you ever…

Off Track?

Dear Children of God, In the movie “Days of Thunder,” Tom Cruise plays Cole Trickle, a maverick stockcar driver who seems immune to risk and takes a lot of reckless chances. He is seriously injured. His girlfriend is a doctor and she asks him what drives him to keep racing. Why would he take such…