March 28, 2020

The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25: 40 (NIV)

Here I am sitting at my kitchen table, in the middle of the Andrews' attempt to practice social distancing.  I have the lux...

March 15, 2020

Last Saturday was a beautiful early spring day, a crisp, sunny day perfect for experiencing the re-awakening of life amongst the wonders of the Indiana Dunes.  As we hiked amongst the rolling dunes held steadfast against the winds by the spreading tree roots, the sky w...

March 6, 2020

I recently read a piece about the great distances in the universe and the vast amount of time involved. The nearest star to the earth, other than the sun, is Alpha Centauri, which is estimated to be about 25 trillion miles away from earth - - 25 Trillion! It takes ligh...

March 1, 2020

In Pastor Kim's sermon last Sunday, she said, "The transfiguration of Christ transforms us."

I've been thinking about that ever since. So I went back and re-read the accounts of Jesus's transformation, found in all three of the synoptic gospels. Each describes how the c...

February 23, 2020

The calendar says its winter. We know from years past that December, January and February are always 'winter months'. Yet, while we have a few colder days in a row, it sure hasn't felt like a "normal" winter. However, talking about the weather and the unusualness of th...

February 16, 2020

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might li...

February 9, 2020

Love is in the air!  Although Valentine's Day is n

ot recognized as a religious holiday, the arrival of February 14 next week serves as a reminder about the importance of demonstrating Love in the Christian community and beyond. Valentine's Day means something different...

February 1, 2020

J

ust this week, a member of the church and I met in my office. As our conversation was wrapping up, the member said in jest, "I have a confession to make...." then I joked about my office turning into a confessional, we laughed. Of course, as part of the Reformed Tradi...

January 25, 2020

Well it was bound to happen. The flu virus came and visited me these past two weeks.   It hit me on a Wednesday night.  I was with my boys at a skating event and felt a tickle in my throat.   I ran home and took an immunity drink and went to bed early....

January 20, 2020

In a place where you can almost sense the primordial forces of fire, ice, and life, where images of snow capped volcanoes and lush forests reflect from the surface of waterways gouged by the great glaciers, these profound and sobering words are prominently displayed:

"F...

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