Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Tough Times & Thankfulness

Tough times make us all reach down into the depths of our souls to discover and recover morsels of gratitude.  Right now, think of ten things for which you are grateful.  Nope. Don’t read on.  Stop. Make yourself do it.  Ten things. How do you feel?  Did you find yourself reminiscing about the memories that coincide with some of the…

Sunday to Monday | Impossible

We gathered to worship in what has become our normal – via the stream. The Spirit connects us together through mystery. If you were unable to be with us, you can watch here. The question we considered was “How many impossible things have you believed today?” The story from Genesis 18:1-15 of Abraham and Sarah…

The Side of the Helpless

God is gracious – it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. Psalm 116:5-6 Msg God is gracious and God does make things right. But not always when or how we want. And…

Gratitude Journal

I have heard people talk about their gratitude journals. Me? I don’t have one. Or should I say, I didn’t have one. It is amazing what a pandemic can do to change your way of thinking. Over the course of the past months, I have been awakened to all the things I have in my…

Burning the Mist

The old saying of the newspaper business said, “If it bleeds, it leads.”  Unfortunately, that saying is still true and we can become overwhelmed with the overload of negative news in today’s world.  Right now, the news seems to be especially depressing with the coronavirus, George Floyd’s death and the economic recession.  With no shortage…

Get Low, Get High

Dear Artists (Which is all of you), An artist created a statue for the hallway of a church. It was a statue of Jesus kneeling before a basin with a towel in his hand. Jesus is looking intently downward as if he is about to wash someone’s feet. When asked why she created a statue of…

The Best Neighbor

What does God require of me today? In this time of great unrest, where do I fit into God’s plan? How do I hear His voice calling me?We are still facing a Health crisis. Do I volunteer in a health care setting?We are still facing the injustice in racism.  Do I march in peaceful protest?We…

Live in harmony and peace.

Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 NLT Paul is writing to his friends at the church in Corinth in his letters to the Corinthians in the New Testament. These people didn’t always get along…

What Was Intended

Talk about a time of hate our world has been stirred into. I don’t need to explain what has been on everyone’s minds and what has unfolded throughout our society so I’ll spare everyone the details. We as children of Christ have been placed in a great time of tribulation. As our country becomes more…

Somatophobia

“’Cause love’s such an old fashioned word/And love dares you to care for/The people on the edge of the night/And love dares you to change our way of/Caring about ourselves/This is our last dance” ~Queen & David Bowie, Under Pressure “Only a handful of the books in the bible were written to individuals.” ~Soong-Chan Rah,…