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Church News (Page 15)

The Beautifully Scattered Soul

Dear Church, I am writing to you from St. Paul MN where we just landed to get ready for the week’s festivities around our eldest child, Ev’s, graduation from Macalester College. About 12 family members are gathering here this week to celebrate the graduation of the first of her generation. Very exciting. So yeah, Ev’s…

THREE THINGS

Dear Church, Part of the purpose of these weekly blog posts is to help you get to know me as well as be transparent and open about the complex life of FPCPA. Every once in a while — Usually when I am having serious writer’s block and missed the deadline to finish my post for…

WAKE UP. RESET. REPEAT.

Having last week off was indeed a needed gift. I’m thankful to the congregation for such a time. I needed to recharge, to spend time with God, to get reconnected to myself just for a bit. Living in the mountains, the deer, quail, and hawks are beloved neighbors. The rolling green hills and the cool…

For Reflection: SEEKING RIGHT FAITH

God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways. Galatians 5:22-23 Contemporary English Version (CEV) The church in Galatia found itself in turmoil and conflict over “the law” and rules of right and true Christian faith. In response, the writer…