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Grassy Paths

For disciples of Jesus, living faithfully is something we do both alone and together. In other words, we each need to take time to go into our closet and pray privately, but we also need to take our place in the community of faith. One supports the other! I read a story recently about some…

Resurrection Business

In the 23rd Psalm it says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me.” It’s a message of hope and courage. But have you ever wondered what it means to walk in the “shadow of death?” The most obvious answer is that…

Be Our Guest!

At the close of each year, I take the Guest Cards we collect throughout the year, and do some tallying. Which service(s) guests attended, what town they’re from etc. The results of one category are particularly revealing. Out of the 29 who responded to the question: “How did you hear about us?”, 24 circled “Invited…

Faith and Doubt

In John’s Gospel, after the resurrection, Jesus appeared first to the women and then to the disciples (minus Thomas). When Thomas heard the news, he was skeptical. I’ve always suspected Thomas doubted because his heart had been broken once already and he wasn’t eager to have it broken again. But here’s the thing about Thomas:…

Jesus Laughing

I’m probably more excited than I should be that Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day this year. The last time it happened was in 1956, before I was even born. No one is quite certain about the origin of April Fool’s Day. However, there’s an old Christian tradition of people playing pranks and practical…

Hosanna to the King!

Human beings are funny creatures. We have it in our heads that real power and authority always comes from the top. That’s why so many people are in a hurry to get there, no matter what it takes. But, as Jesus made clear in both word and in deed, real power comes from humility, sacrifice…