Pastor's Blog

Meditation: The Darkside
on Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:03

There’s a Dark Side to Meditation That No One Talks About Meditation can bring about a wide variety of thoughts and emotions—some are peaceful, others are not. Quartz Lila MacLellan The calm before the panic attack. We’ve all heard about … Continue reading


The Sign of Immanuel
on Tue, 30 Jun 2020 21:32

     Isaiah 7:10–17 Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions. Be comfortably alert, still, and at peace. Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer. Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself. Slowly and carefully read … Continue reading


Cyprian: How it all went wrong
on Tue, 30 Jun 2020 20:55

Cyprian, bishop of Carthage from 248 to 258, changed, and radically so, the face of Christianity. It is said he was a brilliant scholar, an excellent preacher/orator, and much admired by all. Yet it would take a little more than … Continue reading


Have you ever had a “bad” church experience?
on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:26

Okay now, everyone here who has had a bad church experience, raise your hand. Wow, that many! Is that why you stay at home and watch your favorite preacher on television? Okay, how many identify? That many! Wow! Let’s go … Continue reading


Isaiah’s Vision of the LORD and Isaiah’s Commission
on Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:05

Isaiah 6:1-13 Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions. Be comfortably alert, still, and at peace. Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer. Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself. Slowly and carefully read the … Continue reading


I am a Racist, and, So are You
on Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:30

This is the title of an essay I wrote looking at what has opened up for us due to the killing of George Floyd. In this 4 page Word document I attempt to get to the heart of the issue, … Continue reading


Isaiah: An Overview
on Mon, 15 Jun 2020 20:44

Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions. Be comfortably alert, still, and at peace. Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer. Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself. Slowly and carefully read the passage of … Continue reading


An Overview of the Gospel of John
on Mon, 08 Jun 2020 18:04

Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions. Be comfortably alert, still, and at peace. Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer. Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself. Slowly and carefully read the passage of … Continue reading


Dangerous Worship
on Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:18

Are there experts on the subject of worship? Maybe there are; I am not one of these. With what little I bring to the table, I must rely on my understanding of the Bible along with my personal experience to … Continue reading


Last Chapter of John’s Gospel
on Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:58

The Gospel of John John 21:1–25 Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples, Jesus and Peter, Jesus and the Beloved Apostle Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions. Be comfortably alert, still, and at peace. Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing … Continue reading