Standing Tall

Ever feel like you’re not… enough? Not good enough, experienced enough, smart enough, attractive enough, etc.? You wouldn’t be the first to feel that way.  Many folks in scripture – especially the prophets – didn’t think they were worthy of their calling, as we’ll hear in Jeremiah 1:4-10 during worship this Sunday.  But, God not[…]

Fire Danger: High

Chance of Fire: High

If we know Smokey the Bear, we know he implores us: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.”  Fires can be terrifying. Especially when out of control. But, with care and attention, they can keep us alive.  They can be purifying… even regenerative. In our scripture reading this Sunday, Luke 12:49-56, we find out that Jesus[…]

Give and Take

Give & Take

Friends, It was so wonderful to be back in worship with you all, after a restful and renewing time away with the family. Our joyful return was clouded by the news of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. But at such times, there’s honestly no other place I rather be than gathered with the[…]