We Remember You With Thanksgiving and Joy

We Remember You With Thanksgiving and Joy

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now (Philippians 1: 3-5).” Dear Holy Cross Family, What a joy and privilege it has...
Good Memories of God

Good Memories of God

I like poetry. I realize it is not for everyone, especially much of what is offered today as poetry, but because the poet is an artist, he or she provides insight into the world that goes beyond my own shallow interpretations. I think reading poetry is important. My...
Calling the Unexpected

Calling the Unexpected

I got a new app on my phone called “Quiet Time” which offers its users a way to experience daily worship in a way that works for them. Shameless plug, if you want to be consistent about your worship and reflecting on Gods word, get this app. Recently, I did a session...
His Grace is Sufficient

His Grace is Sufficient

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 This week I had my theological interview. This is an hour long,...
Be Well

Be Well

If we were to make a list of all that has changed over the two months, none of us would have any trouble filling a notebook! Everything from our daily schedules to our wardrobes have changed, and in short order. One change I find especially interesting is how quickly...
Pastor’s April Blog Post

Pastor’s April Blog Post

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...
Trust in Uncertainty

Trust in Uncertainty

I have this playlist called, “Soul Music” and over the years I have collected songs that have deeply touched my heart and soul where my faith is concerned. Most of them come from high school, a few from college and one or two post-college.  This is the playlist I...
My God, My God, Why?

My God, My God, Why?

“Dad, may I be the one to slam the book this year?” I remember myself asking when I was a teenager. I was with my father as he was preparing for Good Friday service. He had his heaviest book from his library beside a mic in the sound booth. At the end of the service,...
Optical Illusions and a Jesus Watermark

Optical Illusions and a Jesus Watermark

There’s one image of Jesus that sort of freaks me out (in a good way!). It’s the optical illusion you may have seen make the rounds in an email forward or on social media. At first glance, it is a rudimentary black & white line drawing of Jesus. You can make out...
Being Known

Being Known

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...