Introducing Lauren

“So we, who are may, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us.” — Romans 12:5-6 (NRSV) Dear Friends, Allow me to introduce Lauren Henderson, our new Front Office Assistant....

In Defense of Freedom

Romans 8:18-23 Well, Memorial Day weekend, and nice weather to boot, today at least. Tomorrow is a little iffy, if you’re planning an outdoor picnic. For many of us, this is an eagerly awaited time. Not only do we have a three-day weekend, but it also marks a sort of...

Hope and a Future

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” —Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Dear Friends, I’m all in favor of hope and a future. Jeremiah’s ancient words are a good reminder to not...

One Body, One Spirit

First Corinthians 12:4-13 In the opening verses of the book of Acts, we’re told that, after Jesus’ suffering on the cross had ended, “he presented himself alive to [his disciples] by many convincing proofs.” He appeared to them in various places. He spent time with...

Into the Sunset

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment...