In the Water But, Not of the Water

When I was in college, I took a class that required a weigh-in at the beginning of the quarter so that we could get an accurate body fat reading. The class was an exercise and health class, so don’t jump to body shaming here, I’m ok. What I learned from this was that...

The “C” Word

COVID has affected my family in many ways. I am by nature, a leader. Not that I try to be or grew up hoping to be, I just struggle with things being stagnant when they could be better. The constant fluctuating rules of COVID have left me in a state of frustration....

Christmas Kindness

It’s a better world at Christmas. Christmas spirit is such an amazing thing that you can feel it in a busy department store. Just about twelve months ago I stood in long lines at stores I would not have been in but for the holiday, and experienced a brand of human...

Yokes of Rest

This continues to be a year of searching for many people on our little blue planet. Some continue to search for treasure or pleasure, but many are highly aware that they need to find peace. I think Jesus’ words “You will find rest for your soul” may describe what we...

Proclaiming­­­ Thanksgiving

This unusual year there may be more than a few who are struggling to find something to be thankful for. I want to remember that the proclamation that was made by Abraham Lincoln for a national day of Thanksgiving, was written to a nation in the midst of a civil war....

Church, A Hard Thing To Keep

In the book of Acts chapter 19 the Greek word that is translated 115 times to mean church is translated gathering in most English Bibles. The word is the combination of two words, one is the word for “out” or “from” and the other is the word for “called”. Now if you...