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 … Continue reading Ponder These Things
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 … Continue reading No Filter
Do you remember the first time you felt really, really trusted? The first time that someone entrusted you with an important responsibility, or a task? I remember when I was … Continue reading Well Done
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 … Continue reading From the Rooftops
I am not, by nature, a patient person. I’m not impatient in an “angry” kind way, like getting mad if someone cuts me off on the freeway…that’s not what I’m … Continue reading In God’s Good Time
A common business, or investment principle is “risk vs. reward.” This involves determining how much cost, or risk a businessperson is comfortable taking, in order to maximize the reward. The … Continue reading Life Lessons from the Cornfield: Risk vs. Reward
When the plane takes off from the Montego Bay airport, you look out the window up into the hills, towards where Westhaven is and you ask yourself “I wonder what … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Day 8 – Saturday
Rest. Today was a day of rest. And it was deeply appreciated. Our team had a great, low-key day today. Much of the day was spent in or near the … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Day 7 – Friday
Today is the day! 100 years ago this evening, a group of about 60 people gathered in the Universalist Church building in downtown Owatonna and decided that it was time … Continue reading Today is the Day! Happy Birthday…To Us!
When I was writing this sermon on Monday, I wrote about how Jesus saved us from our sins by dying on the cross for us. This is true, however when … Continue reading Jesus Changes Everything!
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God … Continue reading Nominate a Candidate for Faith Formation Pastor or Deacon
One of my all-time favorite movies is the 1981 blockbuster, “Raiders of The Lost Ark,” where Indiana Jones discovers the Ark of the Covenant, the 4-foot long container holding the … Continue reading When God says “Go”