April 12, 2020

"On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment."  -Luke 23:56b 

These past weeks, the winds of contagion and chaos have swept across the nation, blowing confusion and uncertainty into most aspects of life. A simple trip to the grocery store now requires m...

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...

December 22, 2019

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. -1 Peter 4:10 (NRSV)

As I headed to Panera recently for lunch, the jammed parking lots around the Target shopping area provided a noticeable reminder of what...

September 15, 2019

During the spring semester of my daughter Evey's 5th grade year, students interested in playing an instrument in middle school were invited to meet with the band instructors and try out different instruments. The auditorium filled with students, parents, teachers, and...

July 27, 2019

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.  And God has appointed in the church... - 1 Corinthians 12:27-28a

Teamwork makes the dream work!

It's a simple, but accurate phrase. If I were Eugene Peterson working on The Message Bible, this might be the p...

June 8, 2019

"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: 

everything old has passed away; 

see, everything has become new!" 

-2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV)

Heather and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. She and Evey chose to celebrate the occasion with a trip to t...

April 21, 2019

Ah, yes, Easter Sunday is almost here. That wonderful day full of candy, bunnies, eggs, and time with family around a table filled with delicious foods. If modern day Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween got together, I think the result might be contemporary Easter c...

March 3, 2019

In just a few short days, Ash Wednesday will usher in another season of Lent, those 40 days (not including Sundays) prior to Easter Sunday. In the early Church, Lent was a time for catechumens to prepare for their baptism on Easter Sunday. Those who were already baptiz...

January 12, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As Bill Rogers reminded us in last week's blog, it is that time of year that many of us reflect on the events of the prior year and contemplate ambitious resolutions for the year to come. 2018 was full of joys, celebrations, transiti...

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