Advent 2021

Advent begins this Sunday, November 28th. Advent for me always brings a slowing down. The winter slides in and the trees and animals start to hibernate. I sense my body and mind desire a slowing down, and letting in of a little more grace. This year, Advent feels a little more hopeful that the last…

Going through…

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is admit you are struggling? For some of us, who have walked through long history of struggle, we know how to hold it together longer than others. We have learned how to compartmentalize and cordon off pieces and parts to maintain and continue doing what needs to be done….

Just a little update and coming series

Well this year has been A LOT! A lot of fun! A lot of work! A lot of seeking and searching. At my church, you may already know, we have a new pastor. So with new leadership comes new directives and vision. I was honored when he made me executive pastor. I also have struggled…

Creator, eternity, the end

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”. The ‘preacher’ seems to be looking back over his life and back at his youth. When we are young we often think we are invincible…

Give, blessing, light

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 Cast your bread upon the waters,    for you will find it after many days.2 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight,    for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. The ‘preacher’ tells us that being generous and being prepared are essential for our life. It is more blessed to give then to receive….

Little things, poop, lazy

In chapter 10, the ‘preacher’ returns to the proverbs style of writing again. (I love proverbs.) Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.In the last sentence of the last chapter it says, “one sinner destroys much good” and here he makes the same…