Ponder These Things

The scriptures say: “But Mary treasured these words…and pondered them in her heart.” When I hear this familiar part of our Christmas story…an image comes to my mind.  I picture Mary, holding the baby Jesus, rocking him.  It is so peaceful…she’s smiling… reflecting on this new life in her arms…contemplating the words of the angels … More Ponder These Things

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Have you ever been a witness?  I mean a real, live, actual legal witness?  Like in a courtroom?  I have.  Years ago, I was on a church summer trip with a bunch of the young people from my congregation when they witnessed a crime.  They did the right thing, and reported it, and the individual … More No Filter

One of the shooting victims in Thousand Oaks sang at Trinity last year…

Tragedy most often feels distant. Bad things happen:  Perhaps a hurricane, or a tornado, or an accident, or a mass shooting, and we feel sympathy, and we wish it hadn’t happened, and we talk about it and we think to ourselves “I wish there were a solution,” and then we go on with our lives. … More One of the shooting victims in Thousand Oaks sang at Trinity last year…

So what will we do when Westboro Baptist comes to protest at Trinity?

“Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,     your judgments are like the great deep;     you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.  How precious is your steadfast love, O God!     All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.  They feast on the abundance of your house,     and you give them drink from the … More So what will we do when Westboro Baptist comes to protest at Trinity?