Monthly Archives: May 2016

Preacher’s Post: Remembering the Sacrifice

Unlike 4th of July, Christmas, and New Years, Memorial Day has been moved to a particular day of the week; the fourth Monday of May. But this year the fourth Monday of May happens to be the “correct” day to … Continue reading

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Pain is a great teacher if we are willing to be taught

Pain is a great teacher if we are willing to be taught. I believe part of the reason Jesus ended up seeking out those who were sinners, is they were the ones most likely to be in pain and know … Continue reading

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Back from Courage Camp with Daring Way Community

Back from Courage Camp with the Daring Way community. Looking forward to leading the Rising Strong workshop June 10-11 at Hanna. We’ll start at 6pm Friday, and Saturday go from 8:30 until about 3pm. Daring Way got us into the … Continue reading

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Cents-Ability Hunger Program

This program is a small first step in the battle against hunger.  We join other congregations who invite every member – of all ages – to contribute a few cents at every meal.  This simple act is an expression of … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Remembering Who We Are

This three-week sermon series developed because of my passion to remind us of the meaning and significance of our national Memorial Day celebration. It is not just another three-day weekend signaling the end of school and the start of summer. … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Jesus’ Obedience

From Brian Mayo… May 5th was the commemoration of Jesus’ Ascension back to heaven. The book of Acts begins with this sentence:   “In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach, until … Continue reading

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Words From St. Francis

There is so much anger and hatred being expressed in so many ways in our world. I can’t change anyone else, but I can pray to be part of the God’s solution today, starting with these words from St. Francis: … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Mother’s Day

I would have liked to have been in the House of Representatives when the bill to create Mother’s Day was voted down in 1908. Whew. What were those guys thinking? (Remember, in those days it was an all-male club.) Clearly, … Continue reading

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And yesterday was a wonderful day of connections..

And yesterday was a wonderful day of connections. My attitude and approach to the day can’t change everything, but it changes me. Difficult and tragic stuff is going to happen. Life is difficult. But more often than not I am … Continue reading

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Slow to start today..

Slow to start today, so doubling down on gratitude list. I know the key to joy and connection is knowing I’m “enough.” I’m forgiven, blessed, and will have opportunities today to practice generosity. I don’t want to miss those chances … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Serve the World

It is one of the fundamental “laws” of God’s universe: If we don’t pass on the blessing we’ve received— we lose the blessing. Jesus makes it clear that loving God will translate into loving one’s neighbor. The theme “blessed to … Continue reading

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