September 28, 2019

It happens every year around this time. 

I fill my hummingbird feeders, hoping the little dynamos of the bird world will stay around long enough to empty them again.  I always dread the day when I suddenly realize that most of our birds have either migrated or gone unde...

September 21, 2019

This Sunday is our first Sunday with our new Pastor/Head of Staff, the Reverend Kimber-lee Adams. We are all glad to have her with us and leading our congregation. How she ended up as our newest pastor is the result of an established process, a process used by the PCUS...

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...

September 9, 2019

When I first began attending First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso, I remember hearing the words, "This is Christ's church, not ours" which, of course, placed great emphasis that Jesus Christ is Head of the Church.  Throughout the ministry of Jesus, he anointed disci...

September 2, 2019

"Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" 1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV.

Through my years of being a Christian, I had heard this verse multiple times in sermons, at funerals and in Bible Study. I have to admit that while it had meaning to me when hearin...

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