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Sunday to Monday | Dysfunctional Families

We gathered for worship via the stream and God was present in each of our sacred places. Pastor Dave used the story from Genesis 25, the story of Isaac and Rebekah’s family and the challenges and dysfunction with twins Esau and Jacob. God works through the dysfunction in our families, through sibling rivalries, through scoundrels…

A Crop of Love

Stories. Everyone loves to hear a good story. Jesus knows that and so he often teaches using stories.  In Matthew 13, he talks about sowing, planting and harvesting. Seeds. Soil. In these stories Jesus is not literally talking about gardening, but about what might take root in our hearts. The prophet Hosea, writes in Hosea…

Majestic

If you ever get to the top of Red Rocks amphitheater, you can’t help to notice the numerous rows of seats and the wonderful and incredible red rock structures that surround the seats. It is probably the best place to see a concert. It is amazing how they built such a beautiful place. It is…

Enough

Do you ever wake up and wonder “who am I, what will today bring, am I doing enough?” Terry Hershey has been telling us for years that we are “enough,” and Jim Dietvorst reminds us monthly that we are loved children of God, but don’t we still question it at least sometimes? Do you ever…

Off Track?

Dear Children of God, In the movie “Days of Thunder,” Tom Cruise plays Cole Trickle, a maverick stockcar driver who seems immune to risk and takes a lot of reckless chances. He is seriously injured. His girlfriend is a doctor and she asks him what drives him to keep racing. Why would he take such…

Your Ark

1 Samuel 6:8-9, “Take the ark of the Lord and put it in a cart, and in a chest beside it put the gold objects you are sending back to him as a guilt offering. Send it on it’s way, but keep watching it. If it goes up to its own territory, toward Beth Semesh,…

Sunday to Monday | Let’s Play

Worship on the first Sunday in July had Pastor Dave sharing Jesus’ words to play and rest in him from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. If you missed being with us you can watch here. Check out photos from worship and last week’s The Well. Take the message into your week’s conversations and reflections. Does your seriousness…

Celebrating Differently

It’s a holiday: the fourth of July. Celebrating the birth of our nation may look a little different this year. No parades, no festivals, no large cookouts or picnics, no fireworks. And maybe, some reflection on what is actually celebrated. In 1776, not all people were considered equal or for that matter even people. This…

Living in the Moment

Happy 4th of July (tomorrow), God’s Grace! It’s a holiday and a day off, so let’s take time and live in the moment.  What does living in the moment mean to you?  Is it more simple, relaxed, loud, energetic, thoughtful, appreciative?  Is it a moment for God and prayer?  Jason Mraz has a song, Living In the Moment, and…

Overabundance of Gardening During the Crisis

This year, more so than previous years, we have spent a lot of time gardening. This is likely due to the fact that many other activities were unavailable (little chance to go out to dine for several months, many parks closed or take more forethought to make reservations, no vacationing and little chance for many…