He is risen! He is risen indeed! On a normal Easter Sunday, before the worship begins, the pastors and the choir would be gathered at the back doors, the lights … Continue reading Not Your Average Easter
It was a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon, and I was driving a group of elementary age youth out to Bible camp. There were around 60 kids on board the church’s … Continue reading When Love Comes to Town
Growing up, our family would occasionally road trip. Sometimes it was to visit the grandparents. Other times it was to spend a few days at a lake somewhere, trying (and … Continue reading How Much Longer?
I love almost everything about bonfires. I love the warmth that a bonfire gives. I love the color of the flames. I love the smell of the burning firewood. I … Continue reading Ashes
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! I hear those words and they stir memories. I remember hearing the pastor say those words when I was a child at Diamond … Continue reading Remember…
We’ve come to the end of the season of Lent. In just a couple of days, we celebrate Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week and the journey to … Continue reading Wounds + Healing = Scars
This is our dog’s favorite position. While Kennedy does enjoy walks, car rides and the occasional opportunity to bark at and chase squirrels, deer and rabbits, we will often walk … Continue reading A Dog’s Life
There is a fundamental truth that I think we can all agree on: In life, you don’t always get what you expect. We get certain ideas, or visions in our … Continue reading Seen, Known and Loved
Once upon a time, I would take families on a spring break mission trip to work at Westhaven Children’s Home in Jamaica. (I actually still do this. Look for the … Continue reading Don’t Miss the Middle
Last Sunday, the words “He is Risen!” were immediately responded to with the refrain “He is Risen Indeed!” Choruses of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” were sung and around the … Continue reading Resurrection! Alleluia! Now What?
It’s very quiet in the Sanctuary this morning. I came in early to prep the details for our Easter celebration service (Sunday morning, 6:00am, 8:15am, 9:30am and 10:45am). I made … Continue reading In-Between
Sunday AM: As I look out of my office window this morning, I see snow blowing almost sideways by the wind…the snow is piled up and I know from my … Continue reading Opposites