24 Sep 2019 0 Comment

Gratitude

If I ever lose my hands…. I won't have to work no more, and if I ever lose my eyes…. I won't have to cry no more, and if I ever lose my legs…. I won't have to walk no more, and if I ever lose my mouth…. I won't have to...
17 Sep 2019 0 Comment

Too Deep for Words

Author: Amy Ostwald Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of...
10 Sep 2019 0 Comment

Welcoming the Stranger in our Midst

Author: Anne Weiher Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware. Hebrews 13:2 The WISE covenant adopted by our church in 2012 says we will be welcoming, inclusive, supportive,...
3 Sep 2019 0 Comment

The Journey and the Destination

Author: Rev. Pedro S. Silva II I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift     or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise     or wealth to the brilliant     or favor to...
27 Aug 2019 0 Comment

Practicing Reconciliation

Author: Diana Shellenberger “In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Though conflict is an...
20 Aug 2019 0 Comment

With a Love Like This

Author: Larry Dansky Even after all this time  the sun never says to the earth, "You owe me."  Look what happens with a love like that—  it lights the whole world.   "The Sun Never Says" by Hafiz You hold open the...
13 Aug 2019 0 Comment

Gratitude

Author: Tom Stiers Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16...
6 Aug 2019 0 Comment

Loved

Author: Chris Braudaway-Bauman Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” Genesis 32:26 As kids and parents in our congregation are preparing for the...
30 Jul 2019 0 Comment

Hope in the Midst of Darkness

Author: Nancy Wade I lie in bed at night, after ending my prayers with the words, “Thank you, God, for all that is good and dear and beautiful.” and I’m filled with joy. I don’t think about all the misery, but about the beauty...
19 Jul 2019 0 Comment

Changing My Expectations

Author: Larry Dansky Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. -Laura Ingalls Wilder As we all know, we can’t control anyone else’s behavior, and we can’t make another person want to or...