Category: Community

September Prayer

Gracious Lord, We come before you in awe of your majesty and marvel at your goodness. For you are truly good and we know what is good, holy and pure because of you. We have not always reflected your love, compassion and goodness in this world and yet you remain faithful to your covenant even…
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Who is going to replace them?

I had a four week vacation in July/August. Pastoring at a small church means that having people lined up to preach can be a bit challenging, but it went smoothly.  Two local pastor friends, my one staff colleague, and then the fourth week was “elder preach” day. Three of our stellar elders each took on…
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Cacophony

Cacophony is defined as “a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.” I’m embarrassed to say that my initial introduction to the word was from early Monday Night Football personality Howard Cosell in describing the loud sound of a game-night crowd. Cacophony.  It’s probably a good descriptor for our world today, don’t you think?  Good Lord. Acrimony…
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From the Depths

I finished the Christmas Eve service here in Northern California, zipped over to our small airport and hopped a plane to Seattle (our hometown) to join Anne, all our kids and both families for a celebratory week. Oops. Didn’t happen. Covid struck. So did a rare Seattle snowstorm, for that matter. But covid kept most…
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