The Day After

For many years October 31, 2017 was greatly anticipated by my church body.  Even 10 years ago, this day was being used to motivate and to inspire.  Why?  Because that date commemorated 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses disputing the sale of indulgences to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. …

Embracing Gentleness

There seems to be no relief. Our world has slipped into a persistent agitated state. Perhaps you see it in local and world events, or even your own life. People are agitated, angry and fed up. Our politics are agitated, our race relations are agitated, our international relations are agitated and all that agitation is…

Turning on the Lights

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may…

Why Reconciliation is so Hard

You can’t be human and completely avoid conflict.  Sin has it’s way of turning us inward and lashing outward.  When it comes to conflict we know how to dish it and we know what it feels like to take it.  What doesn’t come so naturally is how to resolve it.  So, here are a few…