Years ago my friend Danny, who played Division 1 College Baseball, described patience as the clean-up batter in Paul’s list of the fruits of the Spirit. If you played baseball the clear implications are that patience is both a virtue and difficult. Maybe that is why Paul lists it … Continue readingRead More
We knew that little boy that broke his leg when he was a toddler would grow up. Little did we know that a smooth-faced teenager would one day sport such a well-groomed beard!
That’s what happens after sixteen years. The last time I saw Jordan was 2003. Kimberly graduated … Continue readingRead More
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Luke 19:1-10; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we gather today bringing our questions and our burdens, we gather today longing to be embraced in your love, we gather today to witness the Spirit increase our love for one another. We gather, here in … Continue readingRead More
Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, we gather to remember that you closed the gap between us and yourself in Jesus Christ. For some reason we think this increases the gap between us and our neighbors. The burden of proving we are closer to you than others is oppressive. … Continue readingRead More