Dec 20, 2020
Welcomed by Love
  • Dec 20, 2020Welcomed by Love
    Dec 20, 2020
    Welcomed by Love
  • Dec 13, 2020Changed by Love
    Dec 13, 2020
    Changed by Love
    Change, some love it, while others try everything to avoid it! The Magi were willing to move out of their comfort zones to pursue an encounter with more of God and they were not disappointed! God is the God who invites us to experience in the words of E.M. Bounds, the deeper chambers of God's love. Friends, it is worth it when we intentionally make pilgrimage to meet the living God, supremely in and through Emmanuel Jesus.
  • Dec 6, 2020Called by Love
    Dec 6, 2020
    Called by Love
    On Sunday we looked at Joseph's story. His life illustrates that God is at work at all times, all around us, and God calls us to participate in God's work. But this calling will sometimes mean we need to let go of our dreams and even reputations and we deem this to be risky. Here, Joseph is our example, he says "Yes" to God's call.
  • Nov 29, 2020Surprised by Love
    Nov 29, 2020
    Surprised by Love
    The first Sunday of Advent! The Advent wreath candle was lit. Songs were sung and prayers offered. The story of the Annunciation was shared. Will we receive it? Can we live with an openness to God's love and choosing of us? Can we, this week, be surprised by God's love and say with Mary, "Let it be."
  • Nov 22, 2020My Dwelling
    Nov 22, 2020
    My Dwelling
    Series: The 23rd
  • Nov 15, 2020My Table
    Nov 15, 2020
    My Table
    Series: The 23rd
    "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." We're living in remarkably stressful times. Can we picture in our souls a beautiful pasture with clear springs, lush grasses, sun and shade? Can we imagine a shepherd who watches over this pasture, guarding us from the predators of fear and worry? "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want...."
  • Nov 8, 2020My Comfort
    Nov 8, 2020
    My Comfort
    Series: The 23rd
    "Your rod and staff, they comfort me...." Where do you hurt? Where are your wounds of body, mind, and/or soul? The 23rd Psalm, written by one who knew numerous pains, invites us to the Good Shepherd who guides with a rod
    that protects and examines us so we might flourish.
  • Nov 1, 2020My Shepherd
    Nov 1, 2020
    My Shepherd
    Series: The 23rd
    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want....We've been invited to walk through the 23rd Psalm each day this week, to meditate upon its images, to listen for the Voice that seeks to speak into and form our lives. Won't you join us?
  • Oct 25, 2020Disappointments
    Oct 25, 2020
    Series: Family
  • Oct 11, 2020God’s Faithfulness
    Oct 11, 2020
    God’s Faithfulness
    Series: Family
    What type of seeds are we planting? Lies and deceit we hope will advance ourselves or love, joy, peace...mercy, justice, etc... that not only bless ourselves and our families, but our neighbors as well.