Posts with the category “pastor-s-pen”
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...
From the Pastor's Pen 1/11/23
January 11th, 2023
1/11/2022Dear Friends,I want to start with a big thank you to all who have come out to see me as Olive Madison in The Odd Couple (Female Version). This show has been so fun to both prepare and perform...
From the Pastor's Pen 12/21/22
December 21st, 2022
12/21/2022Dear Friends,It’s the week of Christmas, so this Pastor’s Pen will be short and sweet so I can get back to all the fun preparations for the various worship opportunities this week.Tonight at...
From the Pastor's Pen 12/15/22
December 15th, 2022
12/15/2022Dear Friends,This morning I am sitting here in my office with quiet piano Christmas music playing from my laptop speakers as I think about and work on various parts and pieces of the worship...
From the Pastor's Pen 12/8/22
December 8th, 2022
12/8/2022Dear Friends,I usually try to get this out to you on Tuesday each week, but this week Tuesday turned to Thursday. They both start with “T” and end with “day,” so I guess that’s something.A la...
From the Pastor's Pen 11/29/22
November 29th, 2022
11/29/2022Dear Friends,I am back in the office today after two weeks of being gone and I loved returning to cars in the parking lot and activity in the building. The Sewflakes are once again using the...
From the Pastor's Pen 11/8/22
November 8th, 2022
11/8/2022Dear Friends,What a surprise and what an honor that you gave to me on Sunday at Presbyterian Pints! I am overwhelmed and humbled by your generosity – both with the gifts you presented to me a...
From the Pastor's Pen 11/1/22
November 1st, 2022
11/1/2022Dear Friends,On Sunday, we were blessed to have Doug Marshall from the Presbyterian Home for Children come and share with us from God’s word and about what is happening in and through the min...
From the Pastor's Pen
October 25th, 2022
10/25/2022Dear Friends,Sunday, we kicked-off a four-week series entitled, Our Money Story looking at the theme of Remember.We looked at the story of the Israelites, and how, only a month after being m...
From the Pastor's Pen 10/18/22
October 18th, 2022
10/18/22Dear Friends,What a fun, albeit warm, Sunday we had this week! I absolutely loved being able to worship outside again alongside a number of furry friends who joined us for the Blessing of the ...
From the Pastor's Pen 10/11/22
October 11th, 2022
10/11/2022Dear Friends,After two years of living here, our family finally got to experience the Shrimp Festival! Mike and I made our way down there Sunday after church, enjoyed some fresh-squeezed lem...
From the Pastor's Pen 9/28/22
September 28th, 2022
9/28/2022Dear Friends,I am realizing that between a week of vacation, a trip to Columbia Seminary, and lots of other things happening around the church, I have been lax on getting the Pastor’s Pen to ...