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What God has joined together

Every now and then a church will receive a phone call that goes something like this: “Hello, does your church do weddings? My fiancé and I are looking for a…

Following the signs, finding our way

The first Sunday of the new year marks the Celebration of the Epiphany. The Christian Church celebrates the visit of the Wise Men bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.…

“My Child, you are always here with me, and everything I have is yours.” (Luke15

In early 19th century, there was a man named Ryokan in Japan, who was a virtuous, intelligent Buddhist priest and Zen Master. Master Ryokan had a prodigal nephew, and Ryokan’s…

"Following a star, and finding a stable"

Even though many of us will soon be taking down our Christmas decorations and putting them away for another year, Christmas isn’t actually over until January 6, the traditional twelfth…

A Christmas miracle

I’ve seen a lot of pain as of late. Being a pastor, this certainly isn’t unusual; I hear a lot of people’s struggles. But it seems like this Christmas season…

Dear friends and neighbors:

Well, we made it through another Thanksgiving. Hope you had a good one and found ways to express your gratitude and appreciation for the multitude of blessings you enjoy –…

"Blessed are the poor"

“Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied.” (Luke 6:20-21) Now, if Jesus…

Some things never change

The 2008 election is all about change, or at least that’s what I’ve heard from the candidates. McCain and Obama have been scrambling over each other to prove who will…

Elderly honor

At age 43, I’m old, in the eyes of my grade school kids. But when I preach at Shirkey Leisure Acres on a Sunday afternoon, I’m quite young, in the…

Don’t be afraid to behave as a Christian

Once at a church a man asked me, “Are you conservative or liberal?” That question troubled me, because I had never thought if I was conservative or liberal on neither…