“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.
I found myself closing out last year needing a change. My wife Liz said that we should commit the month of January to doing a Whole 30 fast. Lots of people have done this kind of adjustment to how they eat and several practice this plan as their regular diet. Just to be clear I was … More Whole 30 lessons
When someone asks you to describe your ideal “home” what do you say? What makes it feel like “home” for you? There is something about that place that we all desire, especially at this time of year, but we are not always able to find it. We talk about the “home” we get, make, and … More Sermon “I Will Bring You Home”
How do you prepare for Christmas? What must be done in your house and life so that you feel ready for Christmas? The preparation that scripture asks us to do is focused on the heart. How does one prepare their heart of the coming of Jesus? Prepare The Way 9 from First Presbyterian Church on … More Prepare the Way – Second Sunday of Advent Message
How can we be thankful during times of suffering and acts of horror? Can God create hope in the midst of darkness? thankful time 11 from First Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.
How can we use the money we make to show our thanks to God? How can we overcome the stress and anxious feelings that we experience when we use social media? How can we live as people who are truly set free? These are some of the questions we tackle this week as we look … More So thankful I stopped worrying!