The Good Life

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow meall the days of my life,and I shall dwell in the house of the Lordmy whole life long.     Psalm 23:6 A few months ago, we received a letter addressed to Foster Shannon at the Presbytery office. I was intrigued, because the...

Closer to Home

[T]hrough the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to theone hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God...

Thanks for Us

I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:3-5 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and that it was easy for you to...

Home

They shall build houses and inhabit them;they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat;for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of...

Self-Portrait

For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us . . . Romans 12:4-6a Last...

Doing the Impossible

“If the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 2 Kings 5:13 These are indeed strange and trying times. I could quote the most famous of opening lines, “It was...

Love and Knowledge

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that on the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus...

Mothers

Jesus said, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it." Luke 8:21 This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. For those who are mothers, I hope you feel loved and appreciated. For those whose mothers are with you, I hope you are able to see them...

Fear of Joy

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Luke 24:36-37   Alleluia!  Christ is risen!! It is generally understood that...