Guest Blog: Care Ministry in Action

Guest Blog: Care Ministry in Action

The following is a guest post by John and Melody Pruser, trained Stephen Ministers who are also a part of the newly formed Holy Cross Care Team. We are grateful for their ministry among us! For more information about Stephen Ministry, the Holy Cross Care Team or to...
Easy Doesn’t Do It

Easy Doesn’t Do It

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...
Drop the carrot this January!

Drop the carrot this January!

January is always the month of new: new year, new you, new church series and so on. It also holds a special new for me; a new age. As I reflected on this new age, (I won’t tell you which) I started to think about my identity. Who is Haley? A realization struck me. For...
Dethroning the Queen of Everything

Dethroning the Queen of Everything

“These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.” Revelation 7:14 “You are not the queen of everything”. That phrase first...
Are You Disturbed?

Are You Disturbed?

I recently saw a quote from the Roman Catholic writer and Christian apologist G.K. Chesterton. It was from his 1925 work titled, The Everlasting Man. Chesterton writes, “All the great groups that stood about the Cross [priests, soldiers, philosophers, the common...
New Furniture, New Life in Jesus

New Furniture, New Life in Jesus

Many of you know that my mom and grandma visited me this Thanksgiving. It was wonderful! My mom got here a few days early and lovingly looked at me and said, “Honey, you have a lot of clutter. What do you think about doing some rearranging and paring down?” Now, at...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Holy Cross Family, I wanted to use my last blog post to be a letter of thanksgiving: to the Lord, to you, and to the community around our church that has made the last few years so formative for me. As you may have already heard, I have taken a position at a secondary...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Most people think that we named our son after the character on The Incredibles or our favorite mid-century novelist. The story is a little different than you might think. Brennan and I were having trouble agreeing on the right name. I thought of a few only to be told...
Una cuestión de obedencia

Una cuestión de obedencia

Al llegar a la iglesia este domingo para participar en el servicio de adoración a las 8:30 am, llegué un poco temprano y me disponía a bajar de mi automóvil y mi mirada se detuvo en un anciano que muy lentamente se bajó de su carro, abrió el cajón de atrás y con...