Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

The Covidcoaster

This is a term that a group of friends shared with me recently.  It’s used to describe how we find ourselves feeling on a regular basis.  You know, one minute I’m counting my blessings for time at home, baking bread and catching up with old friends; the next minute lamenting normalcy in going to dinner, worshipping or…

Faith and Hope

On Sunday mornings I record the TV show CBS This Morning. I love the show. The content is relevant without being political, even when the story is of a political slant. Then after church, or Sunday afternoon, I watch it. The bonus here is you can skip the commercials.  About a week ago, the celebrity focused…

Good Trouble

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We lost two of the giants of the faith this last week,  C. T. Vivian and John Lewis. Both fought for civil rights and the freedom of all God’s people. Both Vivian and Lewis were disciples of Martin Luther King Jr. If you want to know what motivated Dr. King, read…

Appreciate

A lot of the historical people I studied in grade school like (and looked up to) like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Christopher Columbus, FDR, etc. are now being significantly tarred by the 1619 Project and this progressive cancel culture in which we find ourselves these days.  While I have considerable issues with these…

Sunday to Monday | Two Kinds of People?

What a gift to be able to “gather” via the stream! God is present in each of our sacred spaces and bringing us together spiritually. It’s not the same, but God is still speaking. We welcomed musical guests from Confluence Ministries – Jude, Rayanne and Zach and that was a treat. We considered how God’s…

Tears

Sometimes I’m glad to be meeting via Zoom. You know…no one knows I’m stinky after my walk or bike ride; a tank of gas goes really far; and I can cry somewhat inconspicuously. These last weeks at The Well have been a rich time of sharing and listening. It’s been a joy to have Rev.…

Eyes on Jesus

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,  In the light of His glory and grace. Hymn by Helen Lemmel This is a treasured hymn written by Helen Lemmel way back in 1918, over 100 years ago.  It has always been one of…

Patience

Patience. For some odd reason, patience hasn’t been one of my strong suits lately. Patience with family, friends, work etc. I don’t know why it has been so hard lately. I start to think is it because of this pandemic we have on our hands? Working at a hospital has seemed to become even more…

Open Book

Dear Sisters and Brothers,                                “(God) I am an open book to you; even from a distance,                                              you know what I am thinking.                                     You know when I leave and when I get back;                                          I’m never out of your sight….                                          I look behind me and you are there,                                         then up ahead and…

The Lord is One

The most important prayer in Judaism is the “Shema.” In your bible, the Shema is found in Deuteronomy 6:4, and the Torah commands that it be said every morning and every evening. In Hebrew, it goes “Shema’ Yisrael, YHWH elhenu, YHWH ehad!” which translates to English as, “Hear O Israel, the Lord is God, the…