What’s Your Welcome Mat Say?

What’s Your Welcome Mat Say?

One of the great things about being a pastor at Faith Presbyterian is the way we plan worship.  And one of the amazing parts of the process is Worship Brainstorming Parties. (Hat tip to Marcia McFee of Worship Design Studio for the idea.) At our brainstorming for our...
Eyes Opened

Eyes Opened

What happens when your eyes are opened to see something that you thought was impossible to see? That’s what happens to the two disciples who walk with a stranger on the road out of Jerusalem on Easter Sunday afternoon.  They spend an hour or so (or possibly more)...
Jesus Makes It Home

Jesus Makes It Home

Luke tells a story about Cleopas and an unnamed companion. The two are on a hopeless walk away from Jerusalem. They have seen the home they had among Jesus, and the other disciples, splinter and fragment in the face of Jesus’ trial and death. Their sense of community...
Catch a Whiff of Resurrection

Catch a Whiff of Resurrection

One year, a church wanted to give the children a chance to decorate real eggs, the kind that require a bit of care. So we set up an Easter egg decorating party. Some of the teenagers were tasked with preparing the cups of dye. I noticed one girl poking dejectedly at...
What is generosity? #40acts blog

What is generosity? #40acts blog

Isn’t it fun being generous?  Doesn’t it feel good to give something to someone and see them smile and say “thank you”?   In fact, it makes you want to give even more, doesn’t it?  You pledge to church, and give as you pledged, then wait for the “statement of giving”...