Blessings Shared with Others

One of the moments that captures my joy as a pastor is when I have the opportunity to speak the words of the benediction. I speak words of benediction at the end of the worship service. I also speak these words during hospital visits and whenever I want to leave a person with confidence in... Continue Reading →


Peacemaking Staying on top of conflict so that community is restored and strengthened is difficult. I appreciate the counsel of Peacemaker Ministries. In their description of the slippery slope of conflict describe what triggers most conflict. When I have unmet desires, differing expectations, or minor differences I can evolve into a play for control that drops off into either... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the peacemakers

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” James 3:18 “And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” Conflict with people I care about is difficult for me. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all get along? I so long for the... Continue Reading →


Where can I find God?

The disciples, on the night of the resurrection of our Lord, were locked in the room. They not only barricaded the door but they were also locked in fear. But into this moment of fear Jesus came and stood among them. Jesus greeted his disciples with words of peace. We may take it for granted... Continue Reading →


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