Walking Into Holy Week

Walking Into Holy Week

Beloved Friends, We are getting ready to turn the corner and move from Lent into Holy Week as we gather this Sunday. We will soon begin our final week with Jesus marking the final days he traveled with us here on earth. And as we move through our events and service...
The Middle of the Journey

The Middle of the Journey

Beloved Friends, Here we are in the middle of the journey we call Lent, and a season that is often described as the church’s darkest season. I feel that description of darkness deep in my soul these days as we watch the news, hear of divisions in the church across the...
Caught Up In God’s Grace

Caught Up In God’s Grace

Beloved friends, What do Ash Wednesday services, a hospital visit and an AA meeting have in common? On the surface, perhaps nothing. But this past Wednesday they were seamlessly woven together creating one of the most holy starts of Lent I have ever been gifted. It...
We Make the Road by Walking

We Make the Road by Walking

Beloved Friends- In less than two weeks we will begin another season of Lent. Lent has been described as a 40-day wilderness journey in which we are invited to engage in the serious spiritual practices of fasting, almsgiving and prayer. It is also a church season that...
Love One Another

Love One Another

Beloved Friends, Taped to my wall above my desk at home is a tattered piece of paper with words of a prayer written by Methodist pastor Ted Loder. Those who have been in my offices (at church or home) know I collect things in these spaces- and many of them are like...
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