Don’t Blink!

Wow…  what a road!   This length of tarmac winds through the mountains of northern Italy.   It’s called the Stelvio Pass, and it’s one of the ten most dangerous roads in the world.   I can see why!   You’ll be in serious danger if you get distracted.   You can’t take your eyes off the… Read More ›

Even our cats know it’s cold!

Our cats (especially the black and white one) love to beg at the front door.   They desperately want to explore the world outside.   We don’t let them – they are indoor cats – but that doesn’t stop them from trying to sneak out whenever they see an opportunity. Except for this week. We haven’t heard so much… Read More ›

Peace

Say the word “Peace” and you’ve spoken volumes.   Peace means many things to us.   It signifies a lack of stress, an end to conflict, and a serene state of mind.  Lives change for the better when people discover the peace they’ve been searching for. Christmas is the season when we anticipate the coming of… Read More ›

It’s the most wonderful time…

Here we go, plunging into all the busyness of the Season!   So much is happening in the life of our congregation this week.   We’ll be celebrating our first annual Christmas Sweater Contest this Sunday.   We’ll vote on who has the ugliest (or the nicest, your choice) sweater.   A Dunks gift card… Read More ›

What do you want for Christmas?

The old Christmas song goes like this:  “He’s making a list, checking it twice”   That song debuted on a radio show in November of 1934.   It quickly went viral; tens of thousands of 78 rpm records were pressed and sold within days.   500,000 copies of sheet music were printed in less than a month.   83 years later it’s still… Read More ›

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

This Sunday is going to be an extra special day at church.   Sunday is the day we get together to decorate from stem to stern!   I can’t wait! We’re planning a pot luck lunch right after worship.   Y’all are invited, even if you don’t have time to bring something.  I’ll bet we’ll have plenty… Read More ›

Communion Sunday

This Sunday is Communion Sunday, our monthly celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.    We Baptists only celebrate two Sacraments… can you name the other one? The original Lord’s Supper signified that Jesus’ death would be more than what it seemed, that this ‘one man dying‘ would open the floodgates of God’s mercy for Jesus’ followers.  Mercy in… Read More ›

Jesus said we should hunger and thirst for Righteousness. What is righteousness, anyways? And do I really have to hunger for it?

The Beatitudes…  what a powerful pronouncement of God’s love for you!   They’re what scholars call a “Golden Chain”: If you’re poor in spirit –  then you’re naturally going to mourn that condition. If you mourn your (sinful) condition – then you’re going to feel meek (or gentle) before God. With all that going on in your heart, you’re going to want things… Read More ›