Category: Sermons

Does Prayer Work?

Maybe the problem is trying to evaluate the efficacy of prayer by human standards

Pictures on the Refrigerator

Are you a “fridge family?” Growing up we didn’t put that much up on the refrigerator.  At least not that I can remember.  Don’t get me wrong, my mom kept everything we did.  I still have this expandable folder filled with every report card… Continue Reading “Pictures on the Refrigerator”

Sharing is Caring

Lawry’s Prime Rib is the BEST prime rib on the planet. Hands down.  And I’ve looked around.  Some places are good, some are even great, but the overall experience at Lawry’s is absolutely the best.  Now, if you want ribs, Lawry’s isn’t the place. … Continue Reading “Sharing is Caring”

First Impressions

I really didn’t know much about art. Growing up it wasn’t part of our household, that is until my French teacher, Ms. Stein introduced me to the impressionists.  Something about that style of art really spoke to me.  The colors, the stroke patterns, the… Continue Reading “First Impressions”

Seven Last Words

Are you open to change? Change happens whether we want it to or not. Having an open heart and open mind is the key to successfully navigating it.

Seeing Is Believing

How many of you took a shower this morning? Raise your hand if you took a shower either this morning or last night.  How many of you brushed your teeth?  How many of you put on clothes this morning?  No matter what steps you… Continue Reading “Seeing Is Believing”

Greg Suzuki Day!

Today in worship we did something different. We conducted a Celebration of Life service. Normally, a Celebration of Life is a euphemism for a memorial service, but we decided to flip the script and instead really make it a celebration of somebody’s life! In… Continue Reading “Greg Suzuki Day!”

Who Are You?

Who ARE you? I don’t know why that line from Alice in Wonderland always sticks with me, but it’s a good one to ponder.  Who ARE you?  When we are on the path to becoming clergy, we have to take the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. … Continue Reading “Who Are You?”

Ferris Bueller’s World

What kind of world do we live in? It would be GREAT if we all lived in a Ferris Bueller world.  Everything always works out for Ferris.  No matter how deep a hole he gets himself into, somehow he finds a way out.  If… Continue Reading “Ferris Bueller’s World”

The Bell Curve

Did you know you could go to jail for not visiting your parents? At least, you could if you lived in China.  Back in July 2013, China’s legislature passed a law that allowed the government to fine or even detain kids for neglecting their… Continue Reading “The Bell Curve”