An Abundance Of Gratitude

This weekend held so many moments for me to be thankful.  Several people stepped up to help with the worship service Sunday.  You have no idea what peace of mind it gave me to know that all elements of the service were in so many capable hands.  Then following worship, people surrounded Martha Gillis with…

Powerless Vs. Powerful

I wonder if you feel like I do about the devastation in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan on November 8: helpless…powerless.  Every day I turn on the news and computer and see more devastation and I am overwhelmed by it.  Will these people get the provisions they need?  How will they feed all these people? …

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. …