Pastor’s Annual Report – January 2014

It is typical in the church to put together an annual report to the congregation. It is a way of looking back so that we can see more clearly how to move forward in the coming year. Below are my renderings fo the past year and what I look forward to in 2014. As I…

Pastor’s Letter – September 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This September is a big month for me. It is the month that I enter the third act of life. I have been thinking about this important milestone for the past year. I have moved through times when I just wanted it to pass unnoticed to throwing a big…

In the Pursuit of Happiness

“If you want others to be happy practice compassion; and if you want yourself to be happy practice compassion.” — spoken by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, co-authored by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M. D.

View of a Leader

“A leader is someone who unites people to work towards a common goal. A leader is someone who creates collaboration.” “Choose your battlefields.” –Spoken by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia in an interview found in How Great Women Lead by Bonnie St. John and Darcy Deane A good leader is someonewho can remain strong even…

Pastor’s Letter – July 2013 – Peripheral Vision

Dear Friends in Christ, I have been playing a game on my tablet called Marble Saga. The game consists of a series of colored marbles that go around a variety of mazes. The goal is to clear the marbles before the front marble falls into a hole. When the stream of marbles does reach the…

Pastor’s Letter – April 2013 – It Only Takes A Spark

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A new movie came out April 12 (“42”) about Jackie Robinson.  If you are not old, enough to remember the Brooklyn Dodgers or what it was like to live in the midst of segregation in the 1950s, you might want to go see it.  It might just inspire you….

Pastor’s Letter – September 2012 – Staying Connected

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  “Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the {person} who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers]…