Who Are You?

December 13, 2020 (Advent 3) John 1:6-8, 19-28                 If I met someone on the street fitting John the Baptist’s description in the Gospel of Mark last week a few thoughts would come to my mind. Dressed in clothes made of camel hair would single them out right away. It’s not too often you see… Continue reading Who Are You?

Preparing the Way

December 6, 2020 (Advent 2) Mark 1:1-8             Earlier this week we received one of our first snow accumulations for the season, although if you look outside now, you couldn’t really tell. As December ushers in the snow, we are used to the month also ushering in many other activities. Preparations are usually underway for… Continue reading Preparing the Way

A Weary World: Reflections For a Blue Christmas by Kathy Escobar

This year is nothing like we anticipated. Who would have guessed back in January at the turn of the calendar, we would be distancing from one another and learning to live our lives in new ways? Kathy Escobar’s newest book, A Weary World: Reflections for a Blue Christmas is balm for the soul in such a time… Continue reading A Weary World: Reflections For a Blue Christmas by Kathy Escobar

God Wakes Us

November 29, 2020 (Advent 1) Mark 13:24-37             As we sat down at the dining room table Thursday, it was quite different from past Thanksgivings. We chose to have Thanksgiving this year with just our household while also reaching out to family through the wonders of Zoom. I am thankful for opportunities to be able… Continue reading God Wakes Us

Book Review: Everything is Spiritual by Rob Bell

“My Grandma kept cash in her bra.” What a way to start out a book on spirituality! Rob Bell is at it again with another soul searching book that encourages the reader to look inside themselves and see the spirit within them. He writes of quarks and molecules and all things that make up our… Continue reading Book Review: Everything is Spiritual by Rob Bell

Going Upriver

November 22, 2020 Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 There is a story of a town named Downriver. Some of you may have heard of this town. It was quaint and the people living there were very pleasant. They knew the happenings of their town and they enjoyed working together. There was no time more important where they… Continue reading Going Upriver

Being Entrusted

November 15, 2020 Matthew 25:14-30            Who among you remember having class pets when you were in school? Perhaps your class had fish, a rodent of some type, or maybe a reptile. What happened to those pets over breaks? Quite often it was an honor to be able to bring the class pet home and… Continue reading Being Entrusted

Waiting & Preparing

November 8, 2020 Matthew 25:1-13 Now, I don’t know about you and your family, but we learned fairly quickly when our children were young, to not tell them of any upcoming plans because the waiting was excruciating for them and we would get tired of the same questions, “is it time now?” or “how much… Continue reading Waiting & Preparing

The Saint’s Good Trouble

November 1, 2020 All Saints Sunday Matthew 5:1-12 This morning we remember not only the saints that have gone before us, we also remember the saints among us. Saints that have caused Good Trouble and saints that have left many questions. As baptized believers in Jesus Christ, we are all saints following the Way, called… Continue reading The Saint’s Good Trouble