Is That Really What You Want?

Is That Really What You Want?

During my time teaching (young men, 13-17 years old) at a Teen Challenge (TC) center, a visceral reaction was voiced during one of the classes when presenting The Law of Contentment. Stated simply the definition is: wanting what you have. Now, some of the guys were...
Daring to Live Jesus’ Way

Daring to Live Jesus’ Way

Would you say that Jesus was innocuous? (the definition: not likely to give offense or arouse strong feelings or hostility; insipid- lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate or challenge) For me, it’s difficult to find anywhere in the Gospels where Jesus’ person...
There Will Be Fruitcake

There Will Be Fruitcake

Summer’s heat is waning fast. Leaves are flaming and fading and falling. The 2020 calendar on the wall is thinning rapidly. Last Sunday’s date was a pulse-quickening reminder that Christmas is just two months away. In the near-total absence of all things seasonal and...
Bumper Car Love

Bumper Car Love

Today, in prayer, I had a vision of bumper cars – those wacky, bulbous, semi-steerable, non-brakable carnival ride creations which, just as their name suggests, are meant to bump – on purpose – everything possible, including the outside wall of the ride but...
Wanna Get Some Clay?

Wanna Get Some Clay?

Musicians, athletes, trades people, professionals in every field – what is common to them all, is the time, effort, self-sacrifice to hone their skill, their craft, their expertise. There is such pleasure in talking with an artisan who is fully invested in his/her...
A Note From Pastor Don

A Note From Pastor Don

Isn’t it strange that some of the highlights of the city where we live are often explored and delighted in more often by tourists than by ourselves? Guests will ask about certain places they’ve read about in travel brochures, and we admit, somewhat red-faced, that...
Divine Mission

Divine Mission

Historic, pivotal events are astonishing in their capacity to awaken in people an urgency to seek God. Friday, January 20, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM EST was the occasion of millions upon millions of prayers flooding God’s throne room. Maybe yours were among them....
2017: Year of Kindness

2017: Year of Kindness

A Note from Pastor Don: Think for a moment about everything in the world that is sinister or worse. Then ponder the jaw-dropping reality that the simple, Sunday School answer, Jesus, who has sent His Spirit to live in us, untangles the entire mess and turns the world...
Note From Pastor Don

Note From Pastor Don

We have elected a new president who will govern us for the next four years. Now is the time to be praying for him, his family and his administration. Scripture is clear about our relationship to those in authority over us and so we, in obedience, as followers of...

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