The ‘After’* Effect

June 21, 2020
A well-known characteristic of earthquakes is a series of aftershocks, some of which are significant in intensity and often damaging, though usually less so than the initial tremor. Pentecost had…

Soaked to the Heart

June 14, 2020
All serious fishermen tell stories of being caught in the rain and getting soaked to the skin. Bringing fish home for dinner made any earlier discomfort worthwhile and increased bragging…
Even ‘hyperbole’, that witty literary device that deliberately exaggerates for effect, is left wanting when it comes to talking about the change that took place inside Jesus’ disciple/friends. And as…

Faith Waiting

May 24, 2020
Faith Waiting It’d been three days! Three very weird, frightening, tormented days. It seemed he’d really gone – even though the angel talked about Jesus’ eventual return. But the only…
When a new virus hits the planet and goes from being an epidemic to a pandemic, life comes to an abrupt, almost complete stop for millions upon millions of people. Companies begin to shut down and close for the duration while others are considered to be necessary and vital and must therefore remain open keeping millions and millions employed and working:

Got PPE*?

March 29, 2020
Onslaught. Outbreak. Warfare. Siege. Attack. Battle. Enemy. Pandemic. Suddenly, we find our conversations peppered with these words and others like them. They instigate fear, dread, anxiety. Our world is in…

Thorns

March 8, 2020
Thorn in my side I know what thorns are in my side. Like the Psalmist said, "My sin is always before me." Crown of thorns Jesus himself, being God Incarnate,…
Pastor Don preaches about the grace gift of eternal life, salvation, living out the fine print, old man, new man, sin enslaved, grace freed, lost, found, false self, true self, etc. There is always a before and an after. We are in the Kingdom, but barely in the kingdom. "Our false self is the compulsive, evil driven, old nature..." from the book, Spiritual Rhythms.