“Where were you when we needed you.” Questions like that, questions like where were you, how could you let this happen, why didn’t you do anything. These are questions we sometimes struggle to ask God in prayer. We struggle to do what Mary does. We struggle to be real with Jesus, like we would be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“So, if Christ is our vision, then we as Christians and as a church should not only see people as immigrant, or refugee, or black, or brown, or Muslim, or poor, or rich or drug addict or alcoholic or anything else, but to see everyone regardless of who they are as beloved children of God […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“We live in difficult times where divisions are so strong that we can no longer talk to each other, where truth is confused, and hate crimes are painfully common. In times like this is can be hard to hope that anything can change—to see beyond our current reality. In times like this, Paul reminds us […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“If we overlook Christ’s suffering, our own suffering, or the suffering of those all around the world, we miss the power of God’s redemption. I know we all want to be and stay happy, but only when we face the darkness can we see the extraordinary power of the light. If God could overcome something […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“God has gifted us with this beautiful earth and it is not ours to ravage or take advantage of, but rather to tenderly care for. We often think the problem of pollution and deforestation and all of that is too big for little me. Indeed and that’s for God to figure out but we have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Yet this truth given to us through the power of Christ’s resurrection and the ever presence of the Holy Spirit, this story we sing in this hymn teaches us that life is worth living. Your life is worth living, our life is worth living, our church’s life is worth living, and the collective life of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“In this new complicated time it would be easy for us to fall back on what we know, to just do things the way they have always been done but that is not being faithful to scripture or God. God is calling us to be and do something new; we just have to listen. We […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Some of us have different spiritual practices that we follow that can draw us closer to God. Some of us feel closer to God by reading a book or a Bible, some by praying, some by having a conversation with people, for some by walking or running, some by enjoying the beauty of nature, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“We are walking through turbulent and chaotic waters, each of us, in our own way. We sometimes don’t know the right direction to take, but there is a path through it all, and that path is built on relationship: Our relationship with God, and our relationship with one another. We need the advice of others, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“When we are quick to make requirements and policies to set up boundaries, God calls us to be boundary breakers and to welcome all into the family of God. We are always taking stock of who isn’t acting the way we think they should, who isn’t believing the way we think they should, who isn’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.