Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts from June 2021

Chosen

Dear Fools, In writing to that rag-tag group of sinners who made up First Church Corinth, Saint Paul used the sheer impressiveness of the church –the strange and outlandish makeup of the church’s participants, as a window to see the greatness of Christ’s redemption:     “Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you…

Sunday to Monday | Restoration

Jesus welcomes interruptions. The clothes we wear can matter – bind us to others and show who we belong to. By holding on to Jesus, we are able to let go of our baggage. These were some of the lessons Pastor Dave shared in worship with the text Mark 5:21-43. If you missed being with…

Outrageous, indiscriminate love

People can laugh at Jesus; they cannot believe he is who he says he is; they can question his stories, his actions and his words. People can refuse to follow him, listen to him or accept what he’s offering. But he just doesn’t care. He loves us still. He wants to make us whole. He…

Becoming

“Real isn’t how you are made, said the Skin Horse.  It’s a thing that happens to you.  When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.” Does it hurt? asked the Rabbit. Sometimes, said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.  When you…

Forgiveness

I thought I would keep my comments light today and talk about forgiveness (not). I recently saw this post from a member of a discussion group I follow”: Is Jesus the only son of man (the human one) but aren’t all of us as well? Don’t we not have then the power to forgive….. sins?…

Hypocrite?

Matthew 15:13-14 But He answered and said “ Every plant which My Heavenly Father did not plant shall be  uprooted. Let them alone they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man both will fall into a pit.”The fifteenth chapter of Matthew begins the start of real conflict…

Are You There?

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Bishop Oscar Romero, who eventually became a martyr for his faithful leadership, speaks of the God who manages to be close to us, even when we feel very much defeated by our situations. “God is not failing us when don’t feel God’s presence. God exists, and God exists even…

Sunday to Tuesday | Naps and Storms

We gathered for worship on Father’s Day to remember and honor the men who’ve shared God’s love with us. Pastor Dave shared about the storms of life, Jesus needing to take a nap and his promise to be with us. If you missed being with us you can watch here and check out photos here.…

Sound Asleep

Who, when they’re sound asleep wants to be awakened? We all know the sayings, “Let sleeping dogs lie” and “Never wake a sleeping baby.” My grandfather had some form of narcolepsy – he could fall asleep anytime and anywhere. Every day he went home for lunch and a nap. Other times he’d take naps. He…

It was a blessing…

Recently I have thought a lot about the past and the many things I have experienced that have placed me where I am today. Somewhere I never thought I would be at this point because my plans were much different.  My entire life I thought I would play Division 1 baseball, get drafted, and grind…