Vote

This week's devotion is from Bishop Sally Dyck. If you'd like to see the video of this devotion, click HERE. (Side note: yes, I voted,) "I voted! Have you? Will you? I want to encourage you now to make sure that you participate in the upcoming election. It is yet another way to make your voice count, just as taking the census was. I think it’s helpful to note that “free and fair” elections have not always been the way of our American democracy. A very brief history shows how we have had to address injustice—usually gender and racial injustice—since the beginning of our country. The first step toward “free and fair” elections began in 1870 when the 15th Amendment was passed, no

Change

At a recent webinar, the presenter began by asking us, “What is your favorite season?” He offered 5 options: spring, summer, fall, winter, and election. What would you choose? Change is in the air. Yesterday, the trees were adorned in their summer “greens.” Last night, the cooler north air returned. Today, the trees will display their fall colors. Tomorrow, their leaves will cover the ground and clog up gutters. Just last week, Abby & I went for a bike ride in a t-shirt and shorts. The sky was sunny and the breeze was warm. It was perfect weather for a ride around the block. Yesterday, we went for a bike ride in similar attire and had to turn around to put on jackets and

Seize the Moment

"God made everything beautiful in its time." - Ecclesiastes 3:11 Over the course of the pandemic, I've developed new hobbies. One of them is cooking. These days, I spend a lot of time grilling and frying food. I enjoy getting in touch with my inner caveman. My family enjoys the fact that my inner caveman is a pretty good cook. Yesterday, I tried something new - baking. It wasn't baking from scratch. I am taking baby steps. So, I put frozen cookie dough into a super hot oven. It was exciting seeing how much of the cookie dough made it past my mouth to the baking sheet. Even more exciting was waiting for the timer to count down. As the cookies baked, the parsonag

United We Stand

"Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God." - 1 Timothy 2:2 I woke up this morning praying about a devotion that I planned to share. This devotion was quickly put to the side when I heard news that President & Mrs. Trump (as well as other White House officials) tested positive for coronavirus. Regardless of our differences in political affiliations, let's lift up our President, family, and government officials in prayer. Friends, our country is a nation of immigrants. We have roots in every corner of the globe. We represent cultures that are as diverse as the colors on an artist

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Oct. 2020 Newsletter

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