Bottom Line on Project Transformation: Reading with Kids is Fun

My first favorite children’s book is Goodnight Moon, the classic tale by Margaret Wise Brown. Our kids have always loved watching the room change as the bunny is getting ready for sleep. One time when we were flying and Anna was little we were reading the book on the plane. The kind gentleman next to us commented about how much he loved that book. I … Continue reading Bottom Line on Project Transformation: Reading with Kids is Fun

Project Transformation…a pathway to the church

In a few weeks, 50-60 kids will descend upon our humble church facility for Project Transformation. And I am so excited for them to meet you. I am excited for the kids to be nurtured and loved all summer long. I am excited for the college interns who will run Project Transformation to grow in their service and dedication to the “least of these” (who … Continue reading Project Transformation…a pathway to the church

A Sermon on Epiphany

On January 6, the second-most important day in the Christian calendar was celebrated. Did you have an Epiphany celebration on Friday? Epiphany rightfully belongs in the upper tier of Christian holy days. It is as important as Christmas day. And western Christianity has lost something in forgetting the Epiphany. Epiphany predates Christmas. It commemorates the ways Jesus is ‘revealed’ or manifested among us…meaning when we … Continue reading A Sermon on Epiphany

Humpday Devo: Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day

This week’s Humpday Devo is about Veteran’s Day, known originally as Armistice Day.   Scripture Matthew 8:5-13 When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him and saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralysed, in terrible distress.’ And he said to him, ‘I will come and cure him.’ The centurion answered, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my … Continue reading Humpday Devo: Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day

This Week in Ministry

This week I: welcomed two new members into the congregation, commemorated 20 saints, joined 45 others in a really great Harvest Party, learned about my top 5 leadership themes (Connectedness, Strategic, Empathy, Intellection, Responsibility), learned a lot about industrial motors on my first Take Your Pastor to Work visit, contemplated the earthiness of the Holy Spirit, studied Jesus’ series of dinners with the Pharisees in … Continue reading This Week in Ministry

Humpday Devo: Post-Election Pick Me Up

This week’s Humpday Devo is a simple Post-Election Pick Me Up. Scripture Deuteronomy 29:10-13 You stand assembled today, all of you, before the Lord your God—the leaders of your tribes, your elders, and your officials, all the men of Israel, your children, your women, and the aliens who are in your camp, both those who cut your wood and those who draw your water— to … Continue reading Humpday Devo: Post-Election Pick Me Up

Humpday Devo: The Body is a Temple

This week’s Humpday Devo is about BODIES. Scripture Proverbs 20:29 The glory of youths is their strength, but the beauty of the aged is their grey hair. Poem I Sing the Body Electric, by Walt Whitman 1 I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond … Continue reading Humpday Devo: The Body is a Temple

Humpday Devo: Forgiveness

This week’s Humpday Devo is about Forgiveness. Scripture Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church* sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven* times. Poem “Forgiveness” Each moment things forgive you. All your hours Are crowded with rich penitence … Continue reading Humpday Devo: Forgiveness