Month: March 2019

Here is Real Magic by Nate Staniforth: A Review

I first heard about this book on Rob Bell’s podcast, the Robcast. He interviewed the author and I was compelled to read it. What is it about wonder and mystery that draws us in? What is it that curates our desire for something that…

Cultivating Change

March 24, 2019 Luke 13:1-9 Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.  As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half…

Courage and Letting Go

March 17, 2019 Luke 13:31-35 I have shared in the past that I grew up in a town very similar to Richmond. The one thing that I was thankful for was that I was encouraged to read many books and these books would take…

Entering Lent

March 10, 2019 Lent 1 Luke 4:1-13 The first spring following my families move to Richmond brought grandiose plans of a wonderful thriving garden in the backyard of the parsonage. Vern came over and tilled the ground for us and by the time he…

Created in God’s Image

March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Isn’t it amazing the extremes that some people will go to get noticed? I am sure that within the last twenty years the desire to get noticed and make a name for oneself has probably increased….

Listen to Him!

March 3, 2018 Transfiguration Sunday Luke 9:28-43a I have a confession to make, I am an introvert! When I am with my peers, I quite often will sit back and listen to everything that is going on and the conversations that are occurring. Now,…

Love Your Enemies?

February 24, 2019 Luke 6:27-38 As I was preparing for today’s sermon, I was introduced to a short story by Flannery O’Connor. For those of you that do not know who Flannery O’Connor is, she grew up in Savanah, Georgia and was shaped by…