It was a dreary day driving out of Idaho... and then cold and blustery in Wyoming (and snowing!) But even in the midst of the clouds there were moments of blue skies and sunshine. I couldn't help but be reminded that we are still in the Easter season and signs of resurrection are everywhere.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Revelation 19:9-10 When I began seminary, one of my professors said that we should be a "prophetic people" and that one of our goals should be to "preach prophetically" with every sermon. I won't lie to you, that terrified me. Maybe it's because I was born and raised in Appalachia. When people speak of prophets... Continue Reading →
2 Corinthians 5:6-15 Paul spent a portion of his life actively persecuting the Church because he felt they were polluting the singular truth of God he understood as a faithful Jew. Then he saw the light. Literally. After that, Paul would spend the rest of his life being persecuted for the Church. Always, in the... Continue Reading →