Advent Conspiracy II

Last week I rambled a bit too much and was only able to talk about 3 of the 4 tenets of the Advent Conspiracy: Worship Fully, Spend Less and Give More. I want to use this article to share about the 4th pillar of the Conspiracy: Love All! In our society, we have muddled the […]

Advent Conspiracy 2018

I once read that Advent is the “season that teaches us to wait for what is beyond the obvious.” Beyond the obvious is God entering the world as flesh and dwelling among us. And this world-changing event is announced with jubilation: “I am bringing you good news of great joy.” But if I am honest […]

Christ the King

As a die-hard baseball fan, the number “42” has a very special place in my heart. It is the only number in the major leagues that has been “retired” by all teams. Until this week, I did not know how much significance the number “42” has outside baseball. Here are just a couple of examples: […]

Aaronic Blessing

The Benediction that we, as a congregation, recite each week is called the Aaronic Blessing. It is found in Numbers 6:22-26 in the Hebrew Scriptures. While it has been part of my ministry for as long as I can remember, I have never preached this Blessing, nor have I spent much time studying it. I […]

Let’s Take a Look . . .

Greetings. Our Associate Pastor, Rev. Rusty Young is the guest blogger on my blogpost today. I’ll look for you at Fall Festival and on Sunday! Breathe Peace, Like many of you, my life is busy. As you can imagine, between martial arts, destination imagination, dance, piano, baseball, and schoolwork, my three daughters have busy schedules […]

All Saints

In an All Saints’ Day journal entry dated Monday, November 1, 1756, John Wesley writes, “How superstitious are they who scruple giving God solemn thanks for the lives and deaths of his saints.” Maybe your 18th century English is pretty good, but mine is not, so I needed to google the meaning of the word […]

A Life Poured Out

There are two small seas in the region, which are quite different in their characteristics. Both of these bodies of water are more like lakes by the rest of the world’s standards. But in an area where water is very scarce, it is understandable that they came to be known as seas. One of them […]