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Posts from March 2021 (Page 2)

It’s Not Enough To Just Not Hate

Once again, our country is scarred by an act of hatred. Once again, communities mourn. Once again, communities feel scared. Once again, we must turn our minds inwards, while looking outwards. It’s within this process, we need to make the realization, that it’s simply not enough to not hate. It’s not enough to be passive.…

Message of Lent

Dear Dying,  In his book “The Denial of Death,” Earnest Becker contended that all human philosophy, all art and imaginative, creative acts of human beings, were various ways of attempting to counteract the biblical decree that ,”You have come from dust and to dust you shall return.” Becker also believed that most of our human…

Not a Dull Man

He assaulted indignant tradesmen and threw them and their belongings out of the Temple; he drove a coach and horses through a number of sacrosanct and hoary regulations; he cured diseases by any means that came handy, with a shocking casualness in the matter of other people’s pigs and property.; he showed no proper deference…

Sunday to Monday | Image of Jesus

It was a blizzard and yet, through the gifts that God has given and prepared us for, we were able to worship together via the stream. The scriptures we reflected on were from the Old Testament to the New Testament. In John 3:14, Jesus referred to the story from the Old Testament, Numbers 1:4-9; and…

Saved From Sin to Life

Lent is a time we remember that we are dust and to dust we will return. We are saints and sinners. We have opinions, we think we are right, we talk more than we listen, we can be selfish and greedy, we are prideful and afraid to change. We forget that love – of God…

It Only Takes a Second…

This week we remembered and honored the one-year anniversary since the beginning of the coronavirus.  This year has been a year like no other; and has changed the lives of everyone.  “Old” normal, “New” normal?  What does this all mean?  What have you taken away from this experience? One big change is how we connect with people.  We have had…

The Communion of the Saints

The heart cannot be taught goodness like a student in a classroom. It must be ready to learn, and the teacher will appear. I guess I must be ready to learn about The Communion of the Saints because it has been a recurring theme in many things I have been reading lately. Dave E-P took…

Failure and Success

Dear Failures and Successes, Among the apostles, the one absolutely stunning success was Judas, and the one thoroughly groveling failure was Peter. Judas was a success in ways that most impress us: he was successful both financially and politically. Judas cleverly arranged to control the money of the apostolic band. He skillfully manipulated the political…

How Then Shall We Live?

Habakkuk 1:1-4 1The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. 2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,    but you do not listen?Or cry out to you, “Violence!”    but you do not save?3 Why do you make me look at injustice?    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?Destruction and violence are before me;    there is strife, and conflict abounds.4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,    and justice never prevails.The wicked hem in…

Sunday to Monday | Using Anger

It was a beautiful morning of worship with Pastor Dave and Daisy sharing from John 2:13-22 and stories of listening to God. If you missed being with us you can watch here and finish it up here. See photos from Sunday morning here and last week’s Lent Midweek Worship here. Our faith is not lived…