This past weekend I took a few days off to meet some friends from Atlanta in St. Louis to cycle the Katy Trail. It’s a 240 mile “rails to trails” project (www.railstotrails.org) that took a derelict railroad route and turned it into a gem of a gravel trail running parallel to the Missouri River. People […]
Patience wearing thin? Tired of pandemic restrictions or children at home all day? In this week’s blog post, Pastor Tom points us to the power of patience in dealing with circumstances beyond our control.
Pastor Tom challenges us to consider how we are adding beauty and value to our lives and the lives of those around us.
What does your soul need right now? If you were to put pen to paper or finger tips to keyboard, what would be the content of your prayers to Jesus?
This past week we’ve seen the idea of identity made raw in our lives. From the death of Mr. George Floyd to the subsequent marches on behalf of black Americans, the idea of identity (among other things) is front and center. And it should be. There are systemic problems in our society and institutions that […]
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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. –Hebrews 13:8 My, how things have changed! My, how things are still the same! Do you feel that tension in your life? As we work from home and teachers virtually “homeschool” students, we’ve experienced a tremendous disruption in our daily patterns. Yet, at the same time, […]
12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am [already] fully known. –1 Corinthians 13:12 I filled out the 2020 Census today. You can complete it on-line. In less than 15 minutes I had […]
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. –Hebrews 12:2 There’s a hymn titled “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” It was written by Helen […]
There is a book on my shelf titled “World Religions Made Easy.” The blurb on the cover says it’s an “easy-to-understand pocket reference guide.” Though I don’t take issue with the idea of trying to make the religions of the world more accessible to the student or seeker, the whole idea of boiling down people’s […]