Portuguese Sausage and Rice – Part 2 of our 3-part We Belong sermon series

Portuguese sausage and rice. When I saw those words printed on a sign at the local McDonald’s in Hawaii, I felt like I was in a place that GOT me. I had never been to Hawaii before and had just arrived to attend our annual Japanese-American clergy caucus retreat. My friend John was driving me to the retreat center where we would be staying and … Continue reading Portuguese Sausage and Rice – Part 2 of our 3-part We Belong sermon series

A Place to Call Home – Part 1 of 3 of the We Belong sermon series

Everyone needs a place to call home. When we first got married, we were living in Cassie’s house together. And it was Cassie’s house. She owned it before we even started dating. She picked it out, she picked the neighborhood, she picked the furniture. And believe me, I was alright with that. My dining room table was a plastic picnic table I had picked up … Continue reading A Place to Call Home – Part 1 of 3 of the We Belong sermon series

The Stained Glass Ceiling – Part 3 of our sermon series The “ism” Factor

It’s amazing how sometimes life and our Sunday sermon intersect.  Today, during the Super Bowl, I saw this commercial and thought how totally appropriate it tied in to what we have been talking about.  Hope you enjoy. Would you give your life for the Gospel? We probably all hope we would. When push comes to shove, we would like to think we are the kind … Continue reading The Stained Glass Ceiling – Part 3 of our sermon series The “ism” Factor