Month: December 2013

Someone Else’s Shoes – Christmas Eve Worship – Part 5 of our Walls series

Merry Christmas everyone! I LOVE Christmas!  The gift-giving, the good food, the pretty lights, the joy, the smiles, the Christmas cheer that goes from ear-to-ear.  Family and friends, Christmas dinner, cookies for Santa, tree-trimming, and singing Christmas songs at the top of… Read More

The Fake Bliss of Ignorance – Part 4 of our Advent Sermon Series on Walls

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Ignorance is bliss.” But ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant.  Ignorance is bliss, but only for the ignorant.  The saying comes from a poem by Thomas Gray called Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College,… Read More

Wafers, Loaves, and Chunks – Part 3 of our Advent Sermon Series on Walls

Today we’re continuing our sermon series about the walls we build between us. Not the physical walls, but the psychological ones that prevent us from living together as God created us to live.  We were never meant to live as a divided… Read More

Mnemonics and Other Ways to Improve Your Memory – Part 2 of our Advent Series on Walls

Do you know what a mnemonic is? It’s a learning technique that helps people retain information. A mnemonic is any learning technique that helps us retain information.[1]  You’ve probably learned quite a few during your life.  There’s a bunch of different kinds. … Read More

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – Part 1 of our Advent Sermon Series

Robert Frost has always been one of my favorite poets. And the poem we’ll share this morning, “Mending Wall,” is such a beautifully well-written piece of work.  It is so simply told, it reads like a story, but has such great underlying… Read More