November, 2021 Every November I think we hear the continuous chiming of ways to count our blessings, to know and remember all those things that we have been blessed with throughout the year. You might even have one of those stereotypical conversations around the table about what you happen to be grateful for over the [...]
We have officially reached the autumn. Trees are changing, things are beginning to die off or maybe go dormant preparing for the season to come. This time of year is also when you smell bonfires while driving down the road, and maybe you yourself have bought a bag of marshmallows or two. Bonfires have always [...]
It is that time of year where we begin to hear the jar flies start their last summer songs. I was always told that when you begin to hear these cicadas loudly, they were giving summer their last songs and welcoming the autumn and harvest seasons. There is a love for those late summer bugs, [...]
It has been a whole year since I had the privilege to meet and begin to work with you all in ministry. So, I suppose we could say Happy Anniversary! The amazing consistency of anniversaries are those touching points where we look back and see how far you have travelled in life in the past [...]
June 2021 The summer months are finally here! Which means we are getting to enjoy some hot weather, thunderstorms, and green trees. It is also very exciting to see that the summer months are bringing a slowing to the pandemic. For the first time in a long time, it has been exciting to hear voices [...]
May 2021 It has been over a year since I first interviewed with the Call Committee here, and this month will make a year since you voted as a congregation to call me as your pastor. It is amazing how quickly that time has passed and how many things we have done together in the [...]
Easter season is upon us and the world is waking up. We even saw the first robin of the year in our yard at our bird feeder just recently. We are reminded of the rebirth and resurrection of the earth all around us today. I find that maybe people are feeling a bit better with their ability to be outside and feel the warmth of the sun. We feel better, too, because maybe it has begun to feel like the beginning of the end of a long, long year.