Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

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How Long?

Jesus tells us that he is the good shepherd. We need that. We need to be led into peace and provision. For all the sheep. And so sometimes we wonder, “Where is the good shepherd?” The good shepherd hears our cries and invites us to join him in laying down our lives so that we…

Wacky Weather After Easter

Weathercasters predicted snow all last week and we have been dealing with those remnants, as well as some new snow, all week.  Although I am ready for Spring to begin, as it seems to be the right step to follow Easter, I know that with Colorado, we always experience snow until early May. I feel…

Honesty, Kindness and Unrealized Stress

During our research seminar a couple weeks ago, we had the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion come and talk about several topics that encompassed confronting bias in the classroom. One of the quotes they brought up was how “honesty without kindness is brutality” and “kindness without honesty is manipulation.” I think this is an…

Last Words

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Both the men’s and women’s groups are currently reading Henri Nouwen’s book “Here and Now.” If you have not read any of Nouwen’s many works, I urge you to give him a try. I remember my Pastoral Care Professor in seminary quoting that great soul Henri Nouwen that,” We pastors ought to be especially attentive to our…

Letting Him Love Through You

“Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in His presence.” Colossians 1:22 The Message The women’s bible study group that meets Mondays at noon is reading the book “Here and Now” by Henri J. Nouwen.  Reflections on living in the spirit, now in our daily lives.  The painting on the…

Sunday to Monday | Purpose

We had a wonderful Consecration Sunday! Rev. Dr. Larron Jackson brought God’s Word to life with encouraging and empowering thoughts. Jesus came and rose again to be with us as we go out to be his witnesses in the world. If you missed it, you can watch here. See photos here. We gratefully have received…

Live Generously

The theme for our Consecration Sunday stewardship campaign this year comes from Luke 6:30.  In the NRSV it’s “Give to everyone who begs from you; and if any takes away your goods, do not ask from again.” The Message version ends with “Live generously.” What does it mean to live generously? That’s what I consider…

Serenity

God, grant me the Serenity To accept the things I cannot change … Courage to change the things I can, And Wisdom to know the Difference 1 This is the Serenity Prayer that most of us know by heart.  Did you know that the original version written by Reinhold Neibuhr looked just a little bit different? God,…

How Do You See God?

I am probably getting in way over my head here, but I have a question; How do you see God? I was talking with a man last week and he was struggling with questions about how to console a friend.  I don’t know the specifics and they are not important to this discussion.  This man’s friend had…