Thursday Thoughts – March 21, 2019

It is the THIRD Sunday in Lent! Scripture  – Luke 13: 1-9 Reflection – Looking for Fruit in All the Wrong Places… Questions I am Pondering Can we wait for the harvest? What conditions can we cultivate in order to be fruitful What needs tending in order to grow? Things I have Read:  John Pavlovitz  writes…

Thursday Thoughts – March 14, 2019

The Study Group really wrestled with this week’s passage, as did I! Scripture – Luke 13: 31-35  Reflection – Treasuring Safety Continuing with the theme of brokenness and reconciliation. Where do we find/take refuge in an unsafe world?  Things I Found Interesting I Take My Kids to Church to Confuse the Crap out of Them…

Thursday Thoughts – March 7, 2019

Don’t forget about the time change! Spring forward! Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent, a time set apart in the Christian year to draw closer to Jesus. It’s traditionally been a time of giving up something for 40 days. Prayer, fasting and the giving of alms, are ways of going deeper…

Thursday Thoughts – February 21, 2019

Hearts are so heavy and words fail, so I offer you this blessing: Solace Blessing That’s it. That’s all this blessing knows how to do: Shine your shoes. Fill your refrigerator. Water your plants. Make some soup. All the things you cannot think to do yourself when the world has come apart, when nothing will…

Thursday Thoughts – February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! For some, this is a difficult day and so I offer you this blessing from Jan Richardson. Scripture – Luke 6: 27-30 Reflection – Blessings & Woes – Part 1 This is a challenging passage… what message does it have for us in this time and place? Other Things That are Going…

Thursday Thoughts – February 7, 2019

Scripture – Luke 5: 1-11 Reflection – Go Deep!   Questions I have been pondering:  What do we do when Jesus calls us when we are tired? Do we struggle with obedience to his call? Conflict Resolution Workshop Wednesday evening, member of the Executive, Transition Team and other interested parties come a workshop where we…

Thursday Thoughts – January 31, 2019

The readings this week are: Jeremiah 1:4-10 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Reflection Title: “I Am Only…” Questions I am pondering: what do we hesitate about? how do we live God’s love? how do we encourage one another? It’s also the start of Black History Month and we will be having a special communion service that commemorates that. Announcements …