May 31, 2019

Perhaps the most inspiring blessing of the worship community at First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso is your generosity in "giving" to help the ministry of Jesus Christ grow and flourish. As God's church, your plentiful monetary gifts are exceeded only by your commi...

May 25, 2019

I just had a birthday. Many things have changed as I have aged. I now have cheaters. I am starting to get more salt than pepper in my hair coloring. It takes me longer to recover from mowing the lawn and other physical activities. Cheese and ice cream are no longer my...

May 19, 2019

Mother's Day was last Sunday, and thoughts of my own mother have been occupying my mind over the past couple of weeks. Mom has been gone now for more than four years, but this year for some reason, her absence seems to have penetrated my thoughts and emotions more deep...

May 12, 2019

Once a month Cathy Greenawald and I meet with the Presbyterians of Pines Village to share the Lord's Supper.   Cathy often brings an article or a devotion to share with us.   Last week, she read to us from Ann Weems' wonderful book of poems called "Reaching for Rainbow...

May 4, 2019

Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.

~Psalm 63:3-4

In my last blog entry, I wrote about the way silence opens a door to a deeply experienced relationship with God....

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