Rethinking Church

Feelings of isolation are causing problems for many during the global pandemic we are living through.  For many, what has made this especially painful is the suspension of large, in-person gatherings in churches. Yes, it is true that scripture tells us to gather together. “19 Again I say unto you, That if two of youContinue reading “Rethinking Church”

A thought for the first Sunday of Advent

  “Advent is a season of wise women and men following the example of Jesus and thereby constructing a spiritual life on solid principles.” –– Robert F. Morneau, Fathoming Bethlehem

:) The Life and Teachings of Jesus

Here we are again at the beginning of the month of  December when we celebrate “Christmas.”  Are you one of the people who dread this time of year and just wish it would be over?  Do you feel like you are going through the motions of the season because you don’t want to let yourContinue reading “:) The Life and Teachings of Jesus”

This Little Light of Mine…

I’m going to let it shine. But shining our light in the world can be difficult, especially during the often frantic holiday season, can’t it?  Could you use a few ideas for fun and easy ways to let your light shine  during the holidays? Well, I’ve got them. From now until the end of DecemberContinue reading “This Little Light of Mine…”

A Healthier Holiday Meal That Still Tastes Good

As the holidays approach many of us will start planning holiday meals.  If one of your holiday traditions is spending three days in a “food coma” from overindulging stop and think, is it really worth it?  Is it really enough fun, to make yourself sick over? This year I would like to offer a fewContinue reading “A Healthier Holiday Meal That Still Tastes Good”

Thought for Today

“It is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain “have fun.”  Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveler for theContinue reading “Thought for Today”

The Work of Chirstmas

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild theContinue reading “The Work of Chirstmas”

Thought for Today

    “Shall we liken Christmas to the web in a loom?  There are many weavers, who work into the pattern the experience of their lives. When one generation goes, another comes to take up the weft where it has been dropped. The pattern changes as the mind changes, yet never begins quite anew. AtContinue reading “Thought for Today”