This Mother’s Day…

This Mother's Day, I find my heart dwelling on the ways in which we who never knew the thrill, the pain, the fear, or the joy of the miracle of birth mother the children around us. As my 21-year-old nephew prepares to make the long journey from West Virginia to Idaho in order to live... Continue Reading →

Liturgy: May 5, 2019

Call to Worship: Inspired by Psalm 25 Our lives belong to you, God.Wonderful God, we trust you. We have gathered in this place to worship you, God. You have given us shelter from the harsh sun and the bitter cold. You have rained your mercy down upon us and you have warmed us with the... Continue Reading →

Second Chances

Throughout the season of Lent, you heard from me nearly every day. Now, I'd like to hear from you. The power of being an "Easter people" is that we get to live into the promise of resurrection. New life emerges from the ashes of the old and we each day is a new opportunity to... Continue Reading →

Maundy Thursday

Today, rather than give you my reflections, I offer only the scripture reading from the Common English Bible: John 13:1-17 13 Before the Festival of Passover, Jesus knew that his time had come to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them fully. 2 Jesus... Continue Reading →

Running the Race

Hebrew 12:1-3 In 1967 Kathrine Switzer followed her dream and her passion to run in the famous Boston Marathon. She registered for the race. She was given a number. 261. It was, at that moment, just a number. And she began the race. Race official Jock Semple became aware that a woman was running the... Continue Reading →

I Was Born For This

John 12:20-36 Should I give up and walk away? Or should I stay? This was essentially Jesus' question as he pondered what he should pray for. Should he ask for all the hardship he was about to endure to be taken away from him, or should he ask for God's help in making it happen?... Continue Reading →

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