I recently read a story by Pastor JoAnn Post about her niece.  This precocious 5-year old was asked to lead table grace at Christmas dinner.  But instead of simply jumping into “Come Lord Jesus, be our guest…” as was the family tradition, the child decided to “go rogue.”  With hands folded, head bowed and one … More Justified

On Jesus’ List

To be honest, when I first heard that Ash Wednesday, 2018, was going to land on Valentine’s Day, it was a little startling.  There are, after all, some pretty distinct contrasts: Valentine’s Day is associated with the color pink.  Ash Wednesday?  With the color black. Valentine’s Day is associated with receiving the gifts of candy, … More On Jesus’ List


The Daily Text for this morning came from 2 Corinthians 5:21.  It reads: “For our sake, God made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Growing up, there were people I wanted to be “like.” I wanted to be like the police officers that … More Reflection