A Note from the Pastor – Balcony People

According to church tradition, a saint is a person who has "finished the race" on earth and moved onto heaven. We remember these people who have gone before us - whose voices still speak and whose encouragements keep us going when we want to throw in the towel.     Author Joyce Landorf calls them "Balcony [...]

By |2019-11-07T21:31:27+00:00November 7th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – God’s Word is Awe-Full

St. Paul's Cathedral, the second-largest church building in the world, has dominated the London skyline for more than four centuries. When it opened in 1708, King George 1 let its architect, Christopher Wren, know exactly what he thought about it. It was awful, the king said. And artificial. And you thought you had a hard [...]

By |2019-10-31T19:56:39+00:00October 31st, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Galileo

Galileo changed the way we see the world by choosing to look beyond the world. The telescope he designed in 1609 was only half as strong as the humblest backyard instruments available online today. But when he turned his scope toward the heavens, he was amazed by what he saw. There were craters and mountains on the [...]

By |2019-10-24T21:30:35+00:00October 24th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – No Throw Aways

During the 1930s horse racing was at its apex in America. Tom Smith had the ability to see what no one else could see when he discovered an injured, unruly small horse named Seabiscuit. He quietly transformed the horse into a champion. When asked why he devoted himself to this injured animal, Smith says, "You [...]

By |2019-10-17T17:41:41+00:00October 17th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Don’t Send That Email!

The Battle of Gettysburg was a watershed moment in the Civil War. The South's greatest general had lost a major battle. The Confederacy was on the ropes. As Lee's shattered divisions retreated in a driving summer rainstorm toward friendlier ground in Virginia, it seemed as if a concentrated assault by the Northerners might end the war. But [...]

By |2019-10-10T16:27:45+00:00October 10th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Painful Anniversaries

Many people experience an annual appointment with pain. Every year when a certain day arrives, the memories associated with those 24 hours come flooding back, forcing us to relive past experiences of pain or loss. The day his heart stopped beating. The day she told you she no longer loved you.   The day the military [...]

By |2019-10-03T19:58:54+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Your Significance is God in You

By almost any standard, ancient Jerusalem was a city of little significance. It was small.  The political center for King David was little more than a jumble of houses and buildings strewn over 20 acres of uneven ground.   It was plain. Travelers marveled at the architectural wonders and beautiful cities in Egypt and Mesopotamia. But Jerusalem [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:39:39+00:00September 26th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Second Fiddle

Leonard Bernstein, late conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, was once asked what he thought was the most difficult instrument to play. He replied without hesitation, "The second fiddle.  I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm, that's a problem." Bernstein added, "And [...]

By |2019-09-20T16:48:55+00:00September 19th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Coffee First Thing

Tens of millions of Americans can’t imagine starting the day without a cup of coffee. Glenn McDonald points out what most people have never suspected, that coffee was once a serious spiritual issue in the Catholic Church. Around 600 years ago a coffee craze struck the Middle East. Muslim mystics discovered that caffeine was an excellent way [...]

By |2019-09-04T21:22:25+00:00September 4th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments