Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts from August 2020 (Page 2)

Tearing Down Hell

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church that is so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.” Matthew 16:18. Jesus had this conversation in Caesarea Philippi at the gates…

Solo

I heard that pilots who fly glider jets solo say that there is no feeling in the world better than being one with the skies in a glider jet.  They have a sense of peace and calmness when flying into the blue skies over beautiful mountains and terrain or wide majestic waters that take your breath…

Sunday to Monday | God Has Not Abandoned Us

Pastor Dave brought us a message of hope for the future by going back to the Old Testament book of Jeremiah. By reading Jeremiah we hear how the peoples’ lives were challenged: weddings, funerals, all celebrations had been cancelled. BUT – Jeremiah reminds us that God’s love never quits! Joy is coming. In worship we…

Love is More Important Than Anything Else

It’s hard to believe that “back to school” time is soon upon us. It sort of feels like time has stood still. This school year is starting off differently and while many things are different, there are still the same old fears and excitement students and teachers always experience: Will I like my new teacher(s)…

Keep Dancing

During this week’s Zoom session with Terry Hershey he referenced a quote by someone I can’t remember….”When did you stop dancing; when did you stop singing: when did you stop….telling stories, being enchanted by silence?” Those words, those questions, have rolled around in my head all week. I don’t know that I stopped dancing, but…

Darkness Felt

Exodus 10:21-23 “Then the Lord said to Moses,” Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt — darkness that can be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or leave his…

Better Days Ahead

Dear Sisters and Brothers, In the book of Jeremiah there is a time when weddings have come to a stop. “..I will bring to an end the sound of mirth and gladness, the voice of the bride and bridegroom in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, for the land shall be a waste.”   Jeremiah 7:34                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jeremiah also noticed that…

Beauty or Trash

Do you have a favorite walking routine around your neighborhood?  Scott and I do.  We walk it so often; we don’t need to even think about where we turn.  It’s lovely! Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of garbage lying around on our path – especially around a construction site.  So, a couple times I set out with 33-gallon…

Sunday to Monday | Get in the Boat

The story of Jesus walking on the water is in three Gospels (Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-56, John 6:16-22) but yesterday Pastor Dave looked primarily at Matthew’s version. If you missed being with us on the stream, you can still watch here. This week we have two unique and cool Zoom events, we hope you can…

Open My Eyes

When Jesus comes walking toward you, what do you do? The disciples were on a boat and the waters were rough and Jesus comes walking toward them on the water. They were scared! Of course they were, who walks on water? Jesus In the storms of our lives, Jesus comes walking toward us, but do…