March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday is a day in the Christian year in which we are reminded of our beginning and our end.  That no matter what we bring into this space right now, our race, our gender, our political stance, our education level, salary range, our social status, or job title d...

On Sundays, our bulletin has a consistent note encouraging attendees to submit follow up questions about the weekly message via the connection cards found in the pews.  This week, I received one such question (the first follow-up in several months). It caught me off gu...

November 2, 2017

“Could you be a rose and never know it?

Strangled by the fear of being open”

- Cloverton

I was first turned to the music of Cloverton when their Christmas Rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” was making the rounds on Facebook a few years ago.  I’ve come to appreciate...

October 3, 2017

I have been reading through my sermons and reflections written during the past few years in ministry, and I am consistently finding references to the latest bad, horrifying, or tragic news.  Sometimes as I read, I don’t even fully remember the tragedy that I’m referenc...

July 27, 2017

Reading: Matthew 13:24-30 

There is a plant in our backyard that doesn’t look like really look like a flower until it blooms. Now I’m the kind of gardener that doesn’t pull weeds until the whole place looks like a jungle. So before I weed, I have to have my wife, Kelsie...

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