Tuesday Meditations

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Memorial Day

by Church Admin

Memorial Day is the day we remember all those who have died in active duty for our nation. In this way it is different than Veterans’ Day which is for all who have served. And in the last year, 34 people have died for our nation in active duty according to Honor the Fallen. They […]

Keep Growing (…cause you are God’s and God’s got you…)

by Church Admin

A year or so ago I can remember writing about gardening – how we can often start out with great intentions and dreams of massive amounts of zucchinis, tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers, and peppers. And so we plant Everything! We do the ground work, we get soil turned, and rows hoed, and fertilize. We plant our […]

The rain falls on all….

by Church Admin

We need the rain. It is God’s way of caring for life. And while it sometimes comes with heavy winds and harsh downpours, like this evening, it’s the rain that causes all things to grow, even you and me. And to me, the funniest thing that happens when it rains is God causes the rain […]

The Dentist :)

by Church Admin

Yesterday, I went to the dentist. And confession time, before that, I hadn’t been in six years. And as I was lying in the chair with my head tilted back and someone else’s hands in my mouth, the dental assistant said, “you should come more often.” Then she said, “going to the dentist is kind […]

Scars do not define you… (See you this Sunday!)

by Church Admin

So this very well end up in the sermon this week — so if you haven’t seen Moana yet, time to get on the ball before this Sunday… I have crossed the horizon to find you (Ou loto mamaina toa) I know your name (Manatu atu) They have stolen the heart from inside you (Taku […]

God knows there is loss in the world

by Church Admin

God knows there is loss in the world – and sin and brokenness – or whatever you want to call it. And some of us see more than others, and most of us, more than we deserve. In so many ways this world is still broken and still waiting to be redeemed — and sometimes […]

It takes many people to be the church

by Church Admin

It takes many people to be the church. Not because it takes many people to support a building –or- to serve on committee -or- to hire a pastor or whatever else a “church” does. It takes many people to be the church because we each experience God’s grace in a different way. We each feel […]

Speaking of Heart!

by Church Admin

Our youth made Valentines at the beginning of this month for our shut-ins — and I (as pastor) got to deliver them. And to me, there is something about watching the joy come across people’s faces when handed a card made of stickers, markers, and glitter – and how the love of Christ can be […]

Kick back, chill out, and take a day of rest

by Church Admin

Rest is the first thing to go when we get busy – at least that’s true for me. And maybe that’s true for you. We live in a society that ascribes worth to being productive and busy and who often devalues taking time to chill, relax, and renew relationships. And yet God calls us to […]