Why I Love The Women’s Retreat

As a teenager, I loved to go to summer church camp retreats. It was a week-long experience for both boys and girls, staying in bunkhouses at Bastrop State Park. We had classes, cookouts, and quiet time in the evenings. I looked forward to it every year. My peak...

The Collective Power of Unity

In his book, The Universe is Calling, Eric Butterworth leads us on a “deeper dive” in the principle of affirmative prayer, especially its divine power to transform not only our own lives, but also, transform the world around us. Butterworth reminds us, “The...

The Eternal Present Moment

School has resumed which leaves my youngest next-door neighbor playing alone outside with their dog. Watching him play, I was aware that he was TOTALLY in the present moment. Toddling around the backyard pointing to this and that, repeating Judd’s name then pausing,...

It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

In Luke 10:25, an unidentified “expert in the law” felt the need to test Jesus as many of the people of the time would do. He asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. This is a fair question, and one that in one way or another people are still asking...

What’s In Those Bags?

This is a question that I am frequently asked by adult congregants after I leave the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings. My answer is that it’s our children’s love offerings, in the form of pink and red felt hearts. Every Sunday during class time, our toddlers...

The Gateway To Peace

What would you do if you knew that you only had one year left to live? Would you make some changes? Maybe, shake up your schedules a bit? Do some things you have been putting off, thinking you would have time later to do them?  Or, would you pretty much do...
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