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What If Jesus Had Never Come?

One of my favorite Christmas films is Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” My family and I watched it many times as I was growing up. Call me sentimental if you must, but I can’t help but grow misty eyed when protagonist George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart),...

How Would You Do It Better?

“Criticize by creating.” – Michelangelo There are several variations of the above saying, attributed to Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. One is, “I criticize by creating something beautiful.” The Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “I criticize by...

Ho Ho Hold On Just A Second!

 “Abstaining, for a moment, from the clamor of compulsive jollification, and instead leaning into the reality of human tragedy and of my own need and brokenness, allows my experience of glory at Christmastime to feel not only more emotionally sustainable but also more...
2020 Mission Trip

2020 Mission Trip

Each summer, our many of our high school students as well as adult members of our congregation spend a week working together to improve the living conditions for a family. Two years ago, they went to Houston to help a family whose home had been damaged by Hurricane...

High Q.O.L.; Low S.W.B

“I, the Teacher, when king over Israel in Jerusalem, applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings to be busy with. I saw all the deeds that are done under the sun; and...