Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts from March 2021

Good

Dear Holy Weekers, The events of Good Friday reveal humanity at its worst and God at God’s best. On Good Friday , we see vividly and dramatically the depths of human sin and rebellion against God, even to the point of our crucifying the Son of God who took on our flesh . Yet our worst…

Sunday to Weekdays | On the Edge

Palm Sunday worship was a good way to start off Holy Week. Pastor Dave shared how donkeys teach us to follow Jesus – they have to be on the edge of a trail (like heading down to the Grand Canyon) for depth perception. We don’t want hug the middle and play it safe, Jesus calls…

A Week to Remember

Tomorrow Holy Week begins. We’ve been moving through Lent by looking through the lens of learning to listen better. Our Lent devotional booklet, “Living Well Through Lent 2021 – Listening With All You Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind” has been helpful. It has been particularly relevant to us in our heartbreak: the pandemic, injustice, inequity,…

Skipping Easter

…“the world’s disenfranchised, they occupy the space of Holy Saturday – the day after Good Friday’s crucifixion and the not yet Easter Sunday of resurrection. This is a space where the faint anticipation of Sunday’s good news is easily drowned out by the reality and consequences of Friday’s violence and brutality. It is a space…

We’re Listening God

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.           …give to God what is God’s.                                 —Matthew 22.21Loving One,I confess: all day long,and even in my quiet morning prayer,I am obsessed with myself: what I have to do:roles to play, tasks to accomplish, the way I “ought” to be. Instead I surrender to you all thought of myself,and gaze on what you…

Our Wounds

Dear Mourners, On April 20, 1999, the Columbine shootings occurred. In the margin of my Bibles next to Psalm 11, I wrote “Columbine 4-20-1999”. I have 4 to 6 Bibles I etch notes into, sort of a biblical diary for me, and what I hope will one day be a legacy passed along to my…

When the Bottom Falls Out

It’s Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and yesterday our world changed again. We are heartbroken and confused to learn of 10 lives lost amid senseless violence in Boulder. We don’t have words. So we turn to God’s Word. Psalm 11 CEB I have taken refuge in the Lord.    So how can you say to me,    “Flee to the hills…

Sunday to Monday | Crazy

Even though the sermon title for yesterday was “The Sermon is Cancelled” Pastor Dave still preached. He wanted to talk about cancel culture and how Jesus was cancelled. God calls us to be crazy, but all too often we want to tame ourselves. If you missed being with us on the stream, you can watch…

So Much Love for All

Last Sunday the Gospel reading was from John 3 and included the well-known John 3:16 “For God so loved the world…” We are reminded that God didn’t kind of love some people, God didn’t have a little bit of love for specific people. But God “so” loved the world. Some translations state it as “God…

Circle of Life

Tomorrow is the first day of spring. The changing of the seasons is always a good time to reflect. Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr write about this in their book, “The Circle of Life – The Heart’s Journey Through the Seasons”.  “Each of the four seasons is a classroom for the heart.” “The seasons are…