Happy or Sad?

Sometimes church gets filled up with all kinds of different people who for all kinds of different reasons want tp come see Jesus. Do we feel happy or sad when we find someone else sitting in our pew? Will we go home joyful ot irritated if lots of different folks show up to worship? God…

Chance of Thunderstorms

Our local National Day of Prayer event was moved at the last minute by thunderstorms being predicted for exactly the time of the meeting. Because not everyone gets their updates via Facebook a lot less people than hoped for showed up at the alternate venue. We started late. One of the pastors got lost and…

Attending Church Helps Seniors

I want to thank Jason Lewis for contributing this piece reflecting his personal experiences in caring for his mom. As a volunteer chaplain at a nursing facility for over  25 years I am delighted to be joined by someone else who does what they can, where they are to serve those in that vulnerable chapter…

Lost in Translation

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.                       2 Corinthians 5:20 In Paul’s day ambassadors would have been required to speak both the language of their king as well as that of the people to whom they were sent. As…

God’s Masterpiece

Masterpiece: a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship In Paul’s day artists used iron oxide, lime or even arsenic to create their color pallette They were willing to draw from any source no matter how crude to create beauty. Heaven’s master designer draws His pallette from strange people like us and blends us together…