May 23, 2021 (Pentecost Sunday) Acts 2:1-21 Imagine the challenges of moving cross country. Perhaps you have done it yourself. Moving more than a thousand miles from your support system. From experience, we moved four hours away when I attended seminary and going from seeing family nearly daily to seeing them every few months was… Continue reading Unity not Uniformity
January 31, 2021 Mark 1:21-28 I ask you to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the church. Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God? Do you renounce the powers of this world that rebel against God? Do you renounce the ways of… Continue reading Jesus Heals!
January 10, 2021 Mark 1:4-11 The Holy Spirit is a mystery we quite often relegate to just a few Sundays a year because she does not take human form and thus makes it difficult to relate. Because of this, it is easy to ignore the Holy Spirit and simply focus on Jesus. However, the Holy… Continue reading Holy Spirit in the Chaos
May 31, 2020 Acts 2:1-21 For those of you that have been on Facebook for some time and post pictures, you have most likely had memories of years past pop up. During this time of staying home, that can be both delightful to celebrate past events as well as discouraging, wondering when we will be… Continue reading The Holy spirit draws us together
June 16, 2019 John 16:12-15 “I don’t know!” This sentence alone can be interpreted in many ways. For a teacher asking a student the answer to a math or science question, it shows that the student does not comprehend or simply failed to do the homework or reading. When it comes to hearing this answer… Continue reading I Don’t Know
June 9, 2018 John 14:8-17, 25-27 There is an anxiousness that often times will creep up within me when I find myself in a place that is unfamiliar. Perhaps, you know exactly what I am talking about. It is that feeling when you feel yourself at an unease and you begin looking around for someone… Continue reading The Spirit Abides!
May 26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend) John 14:23-29 I met David during my last J-Term class of seminary. J-term is the 2-3 week period in January before the spring semester starts and the classes offered are usually intensives on a certain topic. The class in which I chose to enroll was Gathered at the Table.… Continue reading A Glimpse of Pentecost
January 27, 2019 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we came out of the womb with instructions on how to live our lives and what we needed to do to fulfill the calling that God has given us? Some of you may find the possibility of that a relief, while others may find… Continue reading We Are One Body!
September 9, 2018 Mark 7:24-37 Sometimes you just need a good smack upside the head! I don’t think there is an age limit when this option ends. For me, one such time was while I was on internship as I was preparing to become a pastor. Every spring before my seminary sent out students to… Continue reading Being Opened
May 27, 2018, Holy Trinity Sunday John 3:1-17 Who likes to dance? I know that I witnessed some members of the congregation dancing a couple of weeks ago during Michael and Jessica’s wedding reception. That is about the time that I decided to leave! I will admit, that I do have the high scores… Continue reading Let Us Join the Dance