Saturday, February 29, 2020

God’s call to connection

"W e wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas."  Our television sang out the ending to another Hallmark holiday movie. I was...

Sowers, seeds and sermons

Since leaving pastoral ministry a little over a year ago and moving to the opposite side of the pulpit, I have listened to many...

The very words of God

Lynn: Public Bible reading in worship has strong biblical support. When Moses gave the Torah to Israel, he commanded the people to read it...

Hope to see you again—and why that might happen

Do you remember the least favorite of essays you had to write every new school year? “How I spent my summer vacation” or something...

Life on mission

There is little chance that anyone who has chosen to be in a faith-follow relationship with Jesus would not “vote for” living as a...

Stewarding our children

Once, I thought we’d be perfect parents. Then we actually had children. As if to put an exclamation point on our inadequacy, our twin daughters were...

The kids are listening

If you are a parent, you send a lot of “work messages” to your children. They pick things up from what you say and...

Three things not to do

The social media site Pinterest is famous for presenting visions of craft projects designed to look flawless and easy. As a growing collection of...