Lectio Divina

Lectio divina is an ancient practice of praying the scriptures.  You choose a scripture passage and read it slowly and thoughtfully several times through leaving room for the Holy Spirit to help you see it with more depth of understanding.  This practice sounds deep and challenging and it is. The children in Way of the…

On Being Intentional

I don’t know if you have this problem or if it’s just me, but I live in this constant struggle between being in the world but not of the world.  H. Richard Niebuhr wrote a book entitled Christ and Culture in which he tried to flesh out how a Christian is to respond to and…

Campfire Fun

We had a blast at the Campfire Singing Sunday night.  Many families gathered around the fire.  Speaking of fire, thank you to Lucas Yaughn, Jason Ritchie, Joe Head, Micah Bowen, and Trey Garrett for getting our fire going.  It was a beauty!  There is something very special and intimate about singing songs around a campfire. …

Thank You

Dear Church Family, I am so grateful to be a part of this congregation.  You allow me to minister with you and learn from you.  You invite me into your families’ celebrations and heartaches.  You show me each and every day a little more of who God is and who God is calling us all…

In Gratitude

Thank you for the generous gift this past Sunday for Pastor Appreciation.  Donna and I are also enjoying the beautiful flowers.  As I said Sunday, I am grateful, to serve such a loving and caring congregation and to work with such a wonderful staff.  I feel incredibly blessed that God allows me to serve this…