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Bethany Fellows

This past week I was able to step away from the office and attend a Continuing education/Spiritual retreat for young ministers throughout the United States. It’s called Bethany Fellows, and it is so wonderfully good for me and my soul. You can go to www.bethanyfellows.org for more information about it, and even contribute to this…

Freedom

The meal that became “the Last Supper” for Jesus, the Gospel of Mark says, was to be a Passover meal. The Passover celebration is to be a reminder that God’s people were freed from slavery. At Passover the people have said for generations, “Why is this night different than other nights?” And the response is…

Time.

It’s the beginning of a new year. And so the last couple weeks I’ve been looking at the calendar for the year, making sure we’re planning ahead for things to come. If you don’t, things will sneak up on you and catch you by surprise! This unfolding year for me will see, the coming birth…

The Solid Rock

There’s an old hymn you may know that goes “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” It’s not just a hymn though, it’s true. The more I study and reflect on the Jesus we learn about in the gospels, the more it becomes clear to me the difficulty of…

Thank You!

Just this past Saturday, six wonderful hostesses, and the women of First Christian church threw a baby shower for our family, and our coming little one. I’ve known that God is good, I’ve said it a hundred or a thousand times. God is good. But let me tell you, when the church decides that it…

Finding My Way Home

Anne Lamott tells a story about a little girl who got lost one day, she ran up and down the streets of the big town where they lived, but she couldn’t find a single landmark. She was very frightened. Finally a policeman stopped to help her. He put her in the passenger seat of his…

The Good Life

I’ve been on a quest for the good life. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. You know what that means when I say that, right? The good life… It’s like when I’m outside with my daughter, and we’re playing and we fall to the ground and we roll around until we finally land in…

Resurrection

At our Sunday 11:11am service, the fantabulous Susie Waddell sings a song called God’s not dead. (Come hear it this Easter Sunday!) God’s not dead… this is our hope and the promise of Easter. When the realities of life are pressing in on us, when families are especially feeling the financial strains of life, experiencing…

Jesus for President

I read a blog from a Texas pastor the other day who explained his reason for not promoting a particular political party or candidate as a pastor. He said, “I have concluded, that I am fundamentally more a Christian than I am either a Republican or a Democrat, and who Jesus Christ is and what…