I love to travel – to visit friends and family, to explore new places and meet new people, to see different parts of the world and experience life beyond what is comfortable... (More...)

Be still and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10) One person plants, another waters, but it is God who makes things grow. (1 Cor. 3:7) I usually think of rest and growth as opposites.... (More...)

Everywhere you look, new life is bursting forth all around us. Both Easter and Pentecost are seasons of new life as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and the birth of the church through... (More...)

Surprise! Just when we thought winter was over and spring was here, April fooled us with some more snow on April 2. Surprise! Just when we thought Jesus was dead in the tomb, God raised... (More...)

The way the calendar falls this year presents us with a strange and wonderful opportunity! For the first time since 1945, Valentine’s Day fell on Ash Wednesday. The day we give each... (More...)

I continue to be surprised this time of year by how early darkness settles over our part of the world. I get so used to it staying light later in the summer that by the time we reach... (More...)

  From God’s abundance, we have all received grace upon grace. (John 1:16)   Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift! (2 Cor. 9:15)   This past Sunday evening... (More...)

  Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and What It Means for Us Today     As I mentioned in my sermon on Sunday (10/1), there is no doubt in... (More...)

Watching my friend Joanne turn a lump of clay into everyday dishware is artful, and what she makes is art itself. As Tami and I sat in her studio during our annual trip to Canada... (More...)

Nature gives us so many wonderful ways to think about faith and life. Thanks to the Gardeners of Eden, the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the lilies outside the church office... (More...)

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