Where Church Is

September 20, 2020 It has been a long several months for us ‘church-going folks.’  We missed Easter in our beautiful buildings. We missed confirmation celebrations, Vacation Bible School on the lawn, weddings, baptisms, baccalaureates, celebrations of lives lived among us that are now gone, potlucks, winter sheltering of the unhoused, fundraising opportunities for community needs. AllContinue reading “Where Church Is”

We All Are in This Together – what does that even mean?

August 23, 2020 I had a real ‘locust and wild honey’ blog for today – fire-filled electrons to share with anyone who wanted to read it – but then I thought – WHY? Why would I do that – there is enough fire and brimstone being spouted on the airwaves – and it is allContinue reading “We All Are in This Together – what does that even mean?”

The Birds, The Squirrel and The Hawk

August 16, 2020 These days I am finding myself with lots of time to observe; not just see things and move on, but to observe and actually reflect on what I see. Most recently, odd as it might seem, I spent time observing the life around my birdfeeder.  In the past if I remembered to putContinue reading “The Birds, The Squirrel and The Hawk”

Yeast is Never Just Yeast

August 9, 2020 These days many of us are baking. Nothing beats the aroma of baking bread. Nothing beats the taste of bread still warm from the oven sliced and slathered with butter or jam. Nothing beats homemade bread!  But bread isn’t all that easy to make, is it? How much kneading is enough? HowContinue reading “Yeast is Never Just Yeast”

If God Vetted Our Leaders

August 2, 2020 ‘Tis the season for choosing our country’s leadership once again.  Time to assess those who have led us in the past, those who hope to lead us into the future, and discern exactly who is THE ONE. Thankfully, since I don’t have cable TV, I’m not subjected to the barrage of political commercialsContinue reading “If God Vetted Our Leaders”

The One Thing We Will Always Have Without Asking…..

July 25, 2020             Forgiveness: such a powerful piece of our faith!  All we need to do is to confess our sins and ask the Lord for forgiveness and we are absolutely and completely forgiven.  What a wonderful truth! As we hear so often: we are forgiven and free to start over. Period. All we have to doContinue reading “The One Thing We Will Always Have Without Asking…..”

Freeze-frame Walkabout

July 18, 2020 Have you ever seen those shows (my mind goes immediately to the old black and white Twilight Zone episodes) when something confusing is going on and suddenly everything moves to freeze-frame? Why freeze-frame?  Because everything in the episode was in an active state of chaos or really scary at a bare minimum; someone – usually the mainContinue reading “Freeze-frame Walkabout”

Such a Simple Thing

July 11, 2020             Sometimes when we are in distress, looking for solutions to things that are threatening us, we look for complicated answers and beyond those people who are actually able to help us; beyond them, that is, if their solutions don’t suit our agendas and don’t feed our egos.  It’s remarkable –              Let me tellContinue reading “Such a Simple Thing”