From the Pastor's Pen 6/30/23
June 30th, 2023
6/30/23Dear Friends,Last Sunday we spent some time talking about hospitality, and the ways in which we are called to care for and welcome one another. You see, hospitality isn’t just about welcoming p...
From the Pastor's Pen 6/22/23
June 22nd, 2023
6/22/2023Dear Friends,On Sunday morning we talked a bit about lament. Lament is a passionate expression of grief or sorrow, and is found throughout scripture, a hint to us that lament is both a part o...
From the Pastor's Pen 6/14/23
June 14th, 2023
6/14/2023Dear Friends,Sunday’s reflections centered around the idea that faith is a path you make while walking. In particular, we looked at the Genesis story of Abraham’s call, alongside Matthew’s ac...
From the Pastor's Pen 6/1/23
June 1st, 2023
6/1/2023Dear Friends,It’s been a minute since I wrote to you! I am so happy to be back in the office and back in the pulpit! Am I 100%? No. Am I doing my best? Absolutely! Does it give me great energy...
From the Pastor's Pen 3/28/23
March 28th, 2023
3/29/2023Dear Friends,Recently, I read a book entitled: Hope: A User’s Manual by MaryAnn McKibben Dana. It is one of those I would highly recommend to everyone. This book arose out of the things that ...
From the Pastor's Pen 3/23/23
March 23rd, 2023
3/23/2023Dear Friends,Sunday morning as we considered Psalm 23, we talked about the way God is present with us as we walk through dark valleys. The comfort of the rod and staff is the comfort of prote...
From the Pastor's Pen 3/17/23
March 17th, 2023
3/17/2023Dear Friends,May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, may the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may G...
From the Pastor's Pen 3/1/23
March 1st, 2023
3/1/2023Dear Friends,I hope you all had an enjoyable Mardi Gras. We sure did as we enjoyed a visit from our daughter and my mother. The week was further highlighted by the Gulf Shroes and Orange Beach...
From the Pastor's Pen 2/15/23
February 15th, 2023
2/15/2022Dear Friends,I want to start by saying thank you for all the hugs, prayers and kind words given to me in regards to my recent breast cancer diagnosis. Your love and care means so much to my f...
From the Pastor's Pen 2/8/23
February 8th, 2023
2/8/2022Dear Friends,Sometimes I think we get bogged down when we think about our calling to bring the good news of Christ to the world. Especially when we hear Jesus say things to us like, “you are t...
From the Pastor's Pen 1/31/23
January 31st, 2023
1/31/2022Dear Friends,What a wonderful time we had on Sunday, as we welcomed Regional Presbyter Bob Madsen, who brought the message during our worship service, and joined us, along with his wife, Lind...
From the Pastor's Pen 1/17/23
January 26th, 2023
1/26/2022Dear Friends,If it gives you any indication of how my week has been, I started this Pastor’s Pen on Tuesday, worked on it for a minute or two on Wednesday, and finally have the time to finish...