Silence

This morning I woke up before my alarm went off … It is my first full day of working from home, and I planned to get up before the rest of my family so I could have a couple of good hours of silence to write, read and pray.  While I normally try to rise before they wake for a few minutes of prayer time, this is different. This time I will be hoping they Read more…

God hears …

… the Lord hears when I call to him. If you followed me around on a Monday morning, you would find me doing the same thing, every single week, for the last seven years.  I come into the church office, slightly blurry eyed from worship the day before, chugging coffee and eager to move on to next week’s checklist. But before I unlock my office door, I usually duck into the library where volunteers are Read more…

Gritty Hope

… but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31 When I got to the cemetery, the sexton was waiting at the closed gate. She asked if I was there for the funeral, and I told her yes, so she let me in. This was my first funeral in Read more…

Church Being Church

The Church Being Church Give your food to the hungry and care for the homeless. Then your light will shine in the dark; your darkest hour will be like the noonday sun. The Lord will always guide you and provide good things to eat when you are in the desert. He will make you healthy. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water or like a stream that never runs dry. You Read more…