gratitude

September 27, 2021

Coming Together

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 At some point this week, you’ll be receiving in the mail an invitation to make a financial covenant to help fund our shared missions and ministries in 2022. There is, of course, […]
April 2, 2021

The Next Season

January 1, 2021

New Dimensions of Sound

With each new year, I normally take time to highlight the many wonderful ensembles and programs within the Music Ministry.  In doing so, I also acknowledge, with gratitude, all the music offered during the Advent and Christmas season.  The key word here is “normally.”  Well, 2020 was no normal year.  […]
January 1, 2021

The “Best” Things

I hope you’re excited about the new year! I am—and not just because 2020 was … well … not great. New Years always offers us new hope and promise. But right now, I want you to take a moment to reflect on what’s happened in your life in the past […]
January 1, 2021

The Power of the “Next” Note

Dave Brubeck made a jazz listener out of me—and, because Brubeck made a jazz listener out of me, I discovered the theological significance of the next note, which may be a helpful thing for us all to think about as we begin a new year. Not familiar with Dave Brubeck?  […]
November 1, 2020

The Power of Gratitude

I wish gratitude was my go-to state. I like people who are grateful. Unfortunately, I have to work at it. My gifts tend toward “exhortation;” my strengths fall in the learning-teaching realm; and my enneagram type suggests that I’m often trying to reform the world around me. I see the […]
August 4, 2020

Gathering with Gratitude

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7) The other day I was in a conversation—via […]
May 4, 2020

Finishing Strong

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 There aren’t a whole lot of ways to encourage people who are running a long race. As a former crosscountry runner, I know that […]
April 4, 2020

Preparing for Easter

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among […]