The Wilderness Reveals God

February 21, 2021 Mark 1:9-15                 Watching your children grow up is exciting. As you witness them taking their first steps or hearing them speak their first words, you get a sense of joy. The milestones that they reach are signs that they are growing as individual beings. There is also a time of trepidation… Continue reading The Wilderness Reveals God

Return to the Lord

February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6. 16-21, Joel 2:1-2, 12-17                 Have you ever found yourself in a situation you regret?                 Have you ever wished that you could change the outcome of a recent event in your life?                 Returning to the scene of the crime, if you want to call it that,… Continue reading Return to the Lord

The Mountain Top

The Transfiguration - Matthew 17:1-13

February 14, 2021, Transfiguration Sunday Mark 9:2-9                 When you behold a mountain for the first time, there is awe in the beauty and sheer scale of it. Growing up in Mid-Michigan, I never really had the opportunity to see a mountain in person. I grew to appreciate the photography of Ansel Adams and the… Continue reading The Mountain Top

God in the Weariness

February 7, 2021 Isaiah 40:21-31                 Returning to seminary after being out on internship can be a struggle for many soon-to-be pastors. They have walked with the people of a congregation and experienced many of lives ups and downs in the congregation. There is an eagerness to get out and do ministry in a congregation… Continue reading God in the Weariness

Change Reveals God

January 24, 2021 Mark 1:14-20                 Well, John was arrested, however, let us carry on in the work that needs to be done. Mark quickly glosses over this mention and we are immediately immersed in the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus is asking a lot of his new followers in the gospel lesson and they… Continue reading Change Reveals God

You Belong

January 17, 2021 John 1:43-51                 The next two weeks we hear from both the gospels of John and Mark. They both share with us how Jesus calls his disciples to come and follow him. He is inviting the first disciples to share with him in his journey that will ultimately end at the cross.… Continue reading You Belong