How Ellen and former President Bush reminded us that kindness matters. … More Love your Frenemy
Once again ……… why? Another human being, a young pastor, has taken their life. Taken. That is really too polite and gentle for what it does to the people that loved him, knew him, supported him. If I sound mad then good. At least I am being clear. Suicide does not respect race, gender, age, … More Suicide, I hate you.
When all you want to do is fall to pieces is it possible to keep going? Yes, it is. What can I lean on to help me press on? … More Press On
“Everything is a mess, and I just want to start this day/week/month/life over. I can’t shake this feeling that I am a shadow of what I really want to be today. Why is everyone else succeeding with their best life and I … just feel off.” These are the words I hear and read all … More Darkness in the Light
When was the last time that we stopped to think about Jesus? Who Jesus was, is, and why does that matters to us? It is so easy to lose ourselves in the long list of the important things that have to get done in our lives that we lose sight of who gives us real … More Sermon “Declutter: Making Room For Jesus”
“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” – Richard Rohr Over this past weekend my friend Rev. Dr. Mark Mueller of The Outreach Foundation spoke to leaders of my congregation and to people in the community about some staggering realities that this world is … More Trying To Help
This morning I woke to yet another day of cancelled school in my region of the country due to weather and poor road conditions. I will admit I was more than a little grumpy about this news. It was then that I opened my Bible app to read the verse for today and it is … More Raising Awareness & Sharing Hope
Since the start of this month my wife Liz and I have been keeping a Whole 30 Diet. I have been thinking about it as a fast for the month since I am not medically required to remove certain foods due to allergies or physical problems. I made this choice to in part lose some … More Whole 30 Journey
When we are called by God to be a witness we need to know what that looks like in our lives. In this series we have learned that we are to pray, read the Bible, give love as God gives, but what about service? How are we to understand the word serve given the many … More Resolve to Serve
We can all agree that the world would be a better place if everyone tried to be kind. When Jesus preached that we should not judge others is that the same thing? Today we explore Jesus’ challenge to all who will listen about love. Material20190120105833 from First Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.