Write the Next Chapter

Human beings, by our very nature, don’t like things that are “unfinished.”  We like things that are complete…whole… done.  When we experience things that are left unfinished, it makes us feel like something is off-kilter…or missing…or incomplete…and it can make us feel uncomfortable.   I don’t like it when walls that have been painted don’t have the trim … More Write the Next Chapter

From the Rooftops

I recently read an article about a project called StoryCorps.  StoryCorps was the brainchild of a man named Dave Isay, who is a documentary film maker. Isay got permission to set up a video booth in Grand Central Station in New York City.  People could sit down in this little booth, a video camera would … More From the Rooftops

Seeing Each Other

“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see … More Seeing Each Other

A New Sermon Series: Bible Stories to Love and Remember

I remember the stories.  I heard them growing up.  In Sunday School, in our home, at my grandparents’ farm, these became stories that helped shape me. The creation story The story of Moses and the burning bush Noah and the flood Jonah and the whale The Exodus Daniel and the lion’s den The story of … More A New Sermon Series: Bible Stories to Love and Remember


This was an amazing weekend.  Quite simply put, I’m overwhelmed (but in a good way).  The welcome of this congregation…the hospitality…the energy and excitement of a vibrant community when God’s Holy Spirit is so clearly blowing through a place. On Sunday evening, Lori and I were sitting in our living room and she asked me … More Overflowing