Last month I promised to answer the other question that has made its way into the “Ask the Pastor” box: Why do you want to be a pastor? What a question! How long have you got? How much space am I allowed? The answer is both complex and at the same time very simple. I … Continue reading Ask The Pastor, Again
A while back we set up a box for your questions…anonymous or not as you choose. As we grow and develop together, some things will surely change, and it is always healthier to keep the lines of communication open than to whisper in the parking lot! I promised to answer every question respectfully. And guess … Continue reading Ask the Pastor, Really
We have just come through a brief, fairly powerful storm. Some of you may be responding: Fairly powerful! Have you seen the trees? Don’t you know how long we’ve been without power? This is a huge, big deal! And perhaps it was. And yet having picked up debris following a tornado a few short years … Continue reading After the Storm
One of the most stress inducing factors in times of change is lack of adequate communication. Lack of information, unanswered questions, the appearance of an “in the know” crowd who holds the “secrets” will all serve to increase anxiety, even among those who are gung-ho for change. For those who are uneasy, lack of transparency … Continue reading Ask the Pastor!
Brothers, sisters, siblings in Christ, Yes, change is in the air. You began this journey long before I arrived. You have experienced loss along the way…loss of families who left because change didn’t come fast enough. There has also been a loss of those members who were dead set against change. Change is as inevitable … Continue reading Change is In the Air
Have you ever been asked what is your favorite holiday or time of year? While the season of the year chosen vary greatly, many, many would say that Christmas is their favorite holiday. After all, who doesn’t love the decorations and lights, smiling and excited children, trees, presents, Santa Claus, parties galore. It’s a fun-filled … Continue reading My Favorite Time of Year
Lent begins late this year...throwing Easter late...throwing Pentecost late...and Confirmation with it..... I do not understand God to be some big puppet master in the sky orchestrating our lives, but it is amazing how things often seem to come together in the way that we need them to be. It's almost as if God knew … Continue reading Lent Begins