Faith and Beauty Walk Hand in Hand

Tuesdays, the first day of the work-week for me, is always a day of searching, sometimes frantically, for a theme for the next Sunday. If I don’t find something that touches my heart I can’t expect it to do anything for anyone else. Wednesday mornings I meet with Guy...

I Will Hold Your People to My Heart

I Will Hold Your People to My Heart*                        *from the hymn, Here Am I Matthews 9 (Selected verses) Today we honor all workers without who’s valued labor there can be no healthy community, no healthy society, no healthy spaces for us to be our best...

The Beautitudes, Blessed are the Gentle

Blessed Are the Gentle…the Merciful…the Peacemakers (From The Beatitudes) Matthew 5:1-12 This morning we continue where we left off last Sunday. Jesus has ascended the hillside, also known as the mount. The disciples and the expectant crowd surround him as he speaks....

The Beautitudes

The Beatitudes—”Blessed Are Those Who Mourn” – Matthew 5:1-11 Matthew 5 is the launching point of what we know as the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is surrounded by people hungry to hear what he has to say. These people are very familiar with hard times. They live...

Am I Welcome Here

Matt 11:1 and 25-30 When we walk into a room full of people we usually gauge, on a sub conscious level, what the social temperature is. In short, we calculate whether this is a friendly crowd or not. It happens instinctively. Perhaps its due to our evolutionary past...

The Great Principles that Bind Us #2

The Great Principles That Bind Us: #2—”The World Is Our Family” The world we live in has become a rather confusing place for most of us. Things are changing so fast that we don’t know where we fit in or how we should react. A process has developed over the past...