While our family was on vacation in Virginia this summer, we had thunderstorms nearly every afternoon. So much so that we began to wonder if we had somehow ended up in Florida. It is, after all, 2020 when anything can happen! After one particular thunderstorm, we saw the most vibrant double rainbow that I had … Continue reading Rainbows a reminder of God’s grace and love in a difficult time
I am finishing preaching through the Book of Ruth at my church and I’ve been struck by how God works in the life of Ruth and Naomi when they are unaware of it. They encounter a series of trials and tragedies (famine and death being the main two), yet God works in the midst of … Continue reading Lent Reflection: It Is God Who Saves Us
John 8:21-32 When I was in college, my friends and I had a Sunday routine that last four years. It included going to church, getting something to eat, watching football all afternoon long, getting something to eat, doing homework for an hour, watching The Simpsons, and getting something to eat. The pinnacle of the evening … Continue reading Lent Reflection: The Pursuit of Truth
The season of Advent is more than counting down the days until Christmas- it is our anticipation when Jesus will return. When he will rescue us from sin and death. Advent is a time anticipating that Jesus will renew and redeem creation and wipe every tear from our eyes. That redemptive work begins now when we surrender our lives to Jesus and will be fully realized when Jesus comes back as he promised.
As a Pastor, working in the church is difficult and sometimes ugly (can I get an Amen?).