Sermon Series

Things that delight me…

Things that delight me…

A sunny fall day My favorite boots Toes in the sand Beautiful sunsets (I’d say sunrise- but I’m not a morning person!) Laughter of children A good hug But, more than anything, it has to be music.  Music can totally change everything about your day.  Think about the last time your favorite song came on […]

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  June 19, 2017   2 comments
Finding Delight in Silence

Finding Delight in Silence

My prayer, most every day: “Please give me patience, tolerance and the faith I need.”  Just getting through the day takes so much energy.  I wonder if I can get through yet another. I don’t have time to take a “day off” from my responsibilities.  Kids, grandson, house, yard …. life.  Sometimes, I just want […]

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  June 12, 2017   No comments
Divorce is a Nasty Word

Divorce is a Nasty Word

Divorce. It’s a nasty word.  I always felt like it made people look at me differently.  I knew in their heads they were thinking “Oh, she is broken and a failure, so sad.” I was married at 21.  He was a bit older and successful.  He told me everything I wanted to hear, needed to […]

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  May 12, 2017   6 comments
What is Conflict anyway?

What is Conflict anyway?

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 (ESV) Conflict, what is conflict anyway? A conflict is usually a serious disagreement or argument, typically a lengthy one between two or more […]

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  May 10, 2017   No comments
Bend like a willow

Bend like a willow

Bend like a willow….For a long time I used to rely on a wise saying that it is better to bend like a willow than break like a mighty oak….The meaning of this to me was that it was better to surrender in love, truth and humility, to a storm of conflict, than to stand […]

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  May 3, 2017   3 comments
A Harsh Reality

A Harsh Reality

The Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor (Matthew 18:21-35) offers us who like to think we are Christians, a harsh reality: Forgive—you’re in. Don’t forgive—you’re out. And, of course, Jesus is talking about Heaven in that parable. I find it interesting that a debtor and money was used in the parable because it is both money […]

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  April 6, 2017   No comments
Please Have Mercy

Please Have Mercy

“Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart.  Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart” -Shawn Mendes These lyrics kept going through my head as I tried to think about what mercy was to me. My step dad passed a few months ago. When he was in the ICU dying from lung […]

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  April 5, 2017   2 comments
Faith Like a Mustard Seed

Faith Like a Mustard Seed

Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds. This floated past me one day – a few different times – and it stuck. Funny how, when we are open to see the perspective we need for the moment, messages will come to us in many […]

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  April 2, 2017   No comments
Nurture Your Seed …

Nurture Your Seed …

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds […]

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  March 28, 2017   No comments
Many Get Invited; Only a Few Make it.

Many Get Invited; Only a Few Make it.

My daughter is reading William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet in her 9th grade English class. She’s having a hard time understanding it and so she came to me for help. “Don’t look at me, kid,”  was my first thought. I remember reading the play in my 9th grade English class. Every time the teacher called […]

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  March 22, 2017   No comments