Down Is Up

This last Sunday of the church year is Christ the King Sunday. The Gospel is the wondrous story of “The Good Thief” in Luke 23:33-43. A Christian spiritual teacher once said that “Th... Read More

My Bad—God Good

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The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector offers many avenues of spiritual exploration: judgment and forgiveness, mercy and grace. Mercy is God not punishing us as our sins deserve; grace is G... Read More

A Lane to God

Each of us has a lane to God. We need to focus on our call and response to the Lord, and not concern about the lanes of others. The tenth leper did a u-turn and went back to Jesus to give him thanks. ... Read More

Music Sunday

Whenever there are five Sundays in a month, we widen our voices, our talents and our joy, just to sing, to listen and be grateful for the gift of music. This is the Fifth Sunday in Kingdomtide. There ... Read More

A Hero of Faith

It was very exciting today to welcome the family and friends of Nicole and Nicholas Jones for the baptism of Bailey Raines. Abraham, the father of the three major spiritual traditions in Judaism, Chri... Read More

The Helper’s High

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A simple smile can ignite joy in another and make his or her day. How the “Inner Child” within each of us is at times wounded by the side of the road of life. Listening, accepting feelings... Read More

Gift of Joy

This is the first service I’m privileged to lead. Joy comes from the intimate presence of the Holy Spirit who is active at work within us, transforming our selves into expressions of God’s... Read More