Tag: love

Compassion loves

July 18, 2021 Matthew 6:30-34, 53-56 Apathy is something we could all easily excel. These past 16 months have taught us how to be apathetic. It is easy to become overwhelmed and numbed by the events surrounding the pandemic and the world in general.… Continue Reading “Compassion loves”

Eternal Life Now

May 16, 2021 1 John 5:9-13 I have been struck these past several weeks by the letter of 1 John. It has instilled in me a whole new appreciation for the Johannine community. It is founded in respect and ultimately a great love that… Continue Reading “Eternal Life Now”

Faith in Action

May 9, 2021 1 John 5:1-6 Growing up, I was captivated by the work of M.C. Escher. Trying to determine in many of his drawings whether the stairs were ascending or descending. Where did they start and where did they end? In much of… Continue Reading “Faith in Action”

God Is Love

May 2, 2021 1 John 4:7-21 Can you point to a time in your life where you truly had a deep love for your neighbor? I am not talking about the way you love a partner, or your family. I am talking about a… Continue Reading “God Is Love”

A Love for Creation

April 25, 2021 1 John 3:16-24 “On a mound of dirt on a wind-combed prairie in northern Wyoming, the rarest mammal in North America is dancing. He prances and bucks, then stops. Then hops—forward, forward, backward, side-hop left—spins around, and dives into the hole… Continue Reading “A Love for Creation”

I Am a Child of God

April 18, 2021 1 John 3:1-7 Jenny’s mother died when she was incredibly young. She would spend her elementary years living with an abusive father and trying to avoid him as much as possible. Coming to rely on a best friend she invited to… Continue Reading “I Am a Child of God”

God Loves All!

March 14, 2021 John 3:14-21 Judgement and condemnation! I don’t know about you, but as I read beyond the well-known John 3:16 verse, I have more questions than answers. So, God did not send Jesus to condemn the world, ok I understand that. If… Continue Reading “God Loves All!”

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… Continue Reading “Waiting & Preparing”

Reconciled in Love

September 6, 2020 Matthew 18:15-20 As we peruse the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, there are many sections that sound like me may be reading a script from Game of Thrones or a similar story that may come out of the Medieval Era. This… Continue Reading “Reconciled in Love”

a riff of love by greg jarrell

Jarrell’s book, A Riff of Love, reads like a melodic tune that touches your heart and empowers you to reach out to others with love. He speaks to what it means to be in a loving and caring community that has the best interest… Continue Reading “a riff of love by greg jarrell”