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Fear Not

This summer, we took a family vacation to Colorado in May. It was great to see the beauty of the mountains, forests and streams. We took a drive up to Pike’s Peak. As we ascended up to the summit, I started to look down. Big mistake. I grew up in Northwest . . . → Read More: Fear Not

Worship Lessons from the Pandemic

I posted some “Viral Thoughts” a couple of weeks into the pandemic. Now, almost 10 months into the global pandemic, we have a more informed perspective. The virus has caused multitudes of deaths and has continued disrupted life as we all know it. While we recognize the responsibility that we all . . . → Read More: Worship Lessons from the Pandemic

A Strange Glow

My favorite season of the year is fall. There is so much to enjoy: the beautiful fall foliage, the nip in the air, football season, and the smell of wood burning from chimneys and campfires. I’ll also take apple cider or smores any day of the week before pumpkin spice anything! . . . → Read More: A Strange Glow

Embrace the Mess

Our world seems quite upside down right now. We have been dealing with a pandemic for almost 6 month. Churches have been dealing with the virus–to meet or not to meet? Masks or no masks? Race riots are a nightly occurrence. Politics are heating up as we head toward Election Day. . . . → Read More: Embrace the Mess

Viral Thoughts

LYING DOWN I really feel like God has been teaching me to abide in Him this year. One of the songs that we have sung in our choir this year is a setting of Psalm 23, and several parts of that Psalm have stuck out to me recently. I love that . . . → Read More: Viral Thoughts

Pro-life – A Personal Story

Normally this blog is about worship related topics, so why I writing about this topic? I have been very troubled in recent days with the direction of our country in many ways, but most recently in the area of how our citizens are treating the most vulnerable among us: the unborn. . . . → Read More: Pro-life – A Personal Story

Running

I hate running. Ethan, my son, has finally guilted me into running with him a couple of times a week since August. At first, my body screamed with rejection. What are you doing to me!?! The last time I had just run for “fun” was in a year that started with . . . → Read More: Running

A Joyful Heart

Prov. 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

I have made it a point to laugh whenever I can lately. I try to tell corny jokes, laugh with my kids, and even laugh at myself. Being joyful is truly good medicine. Just today, . . . → Read More: A Joyful Heart

All other ground

The last two weeks have been interesting personally. Two stories that are related have influenced me a lot lately. The first was our elderly neighbor who locked herself out of her house. I tried to help her find another way into her house. The best we could come up with was . . . → Read More: All other ground

Inadequacy

A sense of inadequacy can be your best friend. In today’s world, our society sees itself as a modern culture complete with all of the conveniences of modern life, and for much of the western world, comforts afforded by freedom and prosperity. As a result, we have very little need for God’s help or . . . → Read More: Inadequacy