I have never been more aware of the weather and outdoor elements than I am now. This seems counter-intuitive, but when I was a child, I did not pray for sunshine. I didn’t care. I knew that no matter what the weather, the destination and the company were the important factors. Rain or sun were […]
It seems like years ago that Pastor Ben and I worked to identify potential Confirmation mentors and church school teachers for 2019-2020 and plan the calendar. This year has not turned out like any of us planned. But that is quite obvious, isn’t it. By this time, some have sunk into a rhythm of acceptance […]
It isn’t always warm for everyone around the holidays, and I’m not referring to colder temperatures. For some of us, the holidays may have an empty feeling – the departure of loved ones, past disappointments, stressful situations, and even more. It can make for a special kind of cold during the holidays. Christine and I […]
“People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. And therefore Jesus said to his disciples, “Let the little children be sequestered, for we know not what they will do.” Luke 18:15-17. That’s not how it goes! Let’s try […]
Many know by now my deep love for the holidays that occur in October, November, and December. I proudly wore my Halloween costume to church this year, and I have spoken openly about my love for pumpkins. I celebrated the first snow with some sparkly snowflake earrings from my mother-in-law, and purchased a pair of ice skates at the Fall Fair.