Praise is a difficult thing.
Complete joy in the seeming absence of it. This is one of the mysteries of our faith.
When I set my measure based on others or the worlds standards, I might look straight but I’m always going to be a little bit off the plumb line.
One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God’s word. Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had […]
“If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. […]
Today Youngest was confirmed, making a public profession of faith as he reaffirmed the baptismal covenant. This is my charge to the confirmands. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, […]
When Jesus met with the disciples on the night before he died, they also gathered around a table wearing the burden of discipleship. Just as Jesus shared our humanity with us, he also shared the burden of discipleship. On that night, he did invite the disciples to “Come and sit down for dinner.”
The traditional church I am pastor to, Heritage Presbyterian Church, is in a time of transformation. In December, we voted to sell all of our property. May 8 will be […]
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12 (NIV) I’ve spent a few days on retreat this week. The theme was […]
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, – Ephesians 4:5 (CEB) This Sunday I will preside over my first baptism. This won’t take place in a Withness Community gathering […]