LIVING THROUGH LIFE’S DISAPPOINTMENTS

The God of heaven will prosper us.  We God’s servants will start the rebuilding.”-Nehemiah, in Nehemiah 2:20 Rarely does life go as we hope and expect. Disappointment and discouragement are often unavoidable realties in both our personal lives as well as in our public...
“We are all in this together”

“We are all in this together”

Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Recently my father and I took a drive along Slackwater Road in Millersville, Pennsylvania.  The road follows...

“HOW DO WE TALK ABOUT THIS?”

Over the last few weeks, the phrase “this is a political issue” keeps coming up. As individuals and groups in our community try to express their experience, their longings, and their thoughts on racial violence and oppression. They are often met with dismissal and a...

REJOICING, PRAYING, AND GIVING THANKS!

In the name of God, the Father, +Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. 6 Rejoice always,17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Paul penned these words to the fledgling Christian...

Journey to Racial Justice

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once the hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with real pain. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Neither love...