What Do You Do With Negative Emotions?

Joy. Love. Delight. Content. Excited. Who doesn’t want to feel these ways? There the kinds of words you hope to be able to describe time off from work, and with loved ones. These words seem to exude health and being in a good place Sadness. Anger. Disgust. Fear. On the other hand, these are not […]

Sermon God’s Tender Mercies

“The Lord Is full of compassion and mercy.” James 5:11 640,000 American military have fallen since WW I. We humbly remember them this Memorial Day weekend. We pursue the future more freely because of their ultimate sacrifice. We desire to be better people because they sacrificed their lives for ours. In his brief book, James […]

Sermon Living the Good Life

How clearly do you see the promise & peril of our country during the 2016 election? Are you able to see that there is an American Dream, and that you share in its promise? Can you see how God’s hope is calling us forward? Do you see your part to play in solving our perilous […]

Gratitude

“Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and in the […]

Do You Love Giving Others Mercy?

We often give others what we have received. I thought about this recently as I was driving back from a fantastic meal and conversation with a good friend. The friend had shared an experience where an admission of a certain behavior prompted a minister to remark, “You know you’re going to have shame in your […]

Promise & Peril: America’s Story

Micah 6:6-8; 7:18-20 “God has showed you O people what is good, what the Lord has required of you – but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 “America is great because she is good. If she ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be […]