Category: Faith

Sermons, resources, conference recaps, book reviews, and reflections on faith

The Courage to Stay at Home

You can’t tell me what to do! Sounds like something a five-year old would say.  But protesters all over the country are pouting like five-year old children because they are being told to shelter in place or wear a mask in public.  They use… Continue Reading “The Courage to Stay at Home”

If It Wasn’t For Mom…

Weirdest. Mother’s Day. Ever. I’m pretty sure we’ll be saying that about every celebration until this pandemic is under control.  Every event, every holiday, will take on new meaning.  But sometimes that’s a good thing.  I don’t normally get to spend time with my… Continue Reading “If It Wasn’t For Mom…”

A Radio, A Boat, and A Helicopter

Captain EO! From a film critic point of view, a horrible movie.  The script was awful. The plot non-existent. And the acting was atrocious.  Michael Jackson was amazingly talented, but acting was not one of his talents.  Still, I don’t know anyone who didn’t… Continue Reading “A Radio, A Boat, and A Helicopter”

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Not all dog sitters are created equal. If you’ve got pets, you know what I’m talking about.  Dog sitter, cat sitter, fish sitter, whatever pet you might have in your house, when you entrust your pets into someone else’s care, you want to know… Continue Reading “The Fierce Urgency of Now”

A New Day Dawning

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. 3 At one time we too… Continue Reading “A New Day Dawning”

We Can Pray…

It seems overwhelming. I don’t know about you, but everything having to do with the Coronavirus at times seems overwhelming.  If you turn on the news or listen to the radio, you can’t help but watch the number of people who have the virus… Continue Reading “We Can Pray…”

When The Walls Fall Down

7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always… Continue Reading “When The Walls Fall Down”

1 Vs. 99

  When it comes to Emma, some might say I’m a little overprotective. Now I’ve seen helicopter parents and I’m not quite there, but to say I’m…cautious would be fair.  It’s also possible I’ve seen the movie Taken just one too many times.  I’ve… Continue Reading “1 Vs. 99”

Spiritual But Not Religious

I am a pastor, but don’t tell anyone. I don’t always like to tell people what I do.  It’s not that I’m embarrassed.  I have one of the greatest jobs in the world.  I think the only way it could get better is if… Continue Reading “Spiritual But Not Religious”

People of the Light

Food can trigger fond memories. When I was growing up, I loved my dad’s cooking.  My mom was the master chef in the house and I loved her cooking, too.  But when my dad cooked it was a treat because he made different stuff… Continue Reading “People of the Light”