April 20, 2019

“It is finished.” — John 19:30 (The Bible, New International Version)

Why do you keep doing that? Why are you carrying shame? Guilt? Why are you so discouraged? Brokenhearted? Do you not know the message of Easter? Have you not heard? Do you not understand?

We celebrate…


April 17, 2019

Matthew 28:

Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.

Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his…


April 13, 2019

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” — 3 John 4 (The Bible, New International Version)

"With Candle and Lanthorn, when the Sun shin'd I sought Honest Men, but none could I find." — Diogenes of Sinope

The prophet Jeremiah, like…


April 05, 2019

“The Lord is my shepherd … and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” — Psalm 23:1a & 6b (The Bible, New International Version)

If there is a more beloved passage of scripture than the 23rd Psalm, I do not know what it is. Most of us will have to think…


March 30, 2019

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? … They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn; He has done it!” — Psalm 22:1 & 31 (NIV)

The book of Psalm addresses a myriad of human emotions. Psalm 22 must have been on Jesus’ mind and…

March 23, 2019

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” — Ephesians 6:4 (The Bible, New International Version)

Recent headlines have been highlighting well-intentioned but highly dysfunctional parents taking whatever…


March 19, 2019

COLUMBIA — St. Andrew's Episcopal Church held a candlelight Celtic Worship service Sunday to celebrate the life and Christian ministry of St. Patrick. There was music, poetry, readings and even a Celtic harp.

Bob Waters played the harp and led the musical portion of the service that was…

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March 16, 2019

“The King rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories your give! … Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise your might.” — Psalm 21:1 & 13 (The Bible, New International Version)

How do you celebrate victory? When life is…


March 09, 2019

“… see that you also excel in the grace of giving.” — 2 Corinthians 2:7b (The Bible, New International Version)

She made a beeline for me that Sunday morning. I do not always know what to think or feel when a church member marches straight toward me, the minster. Often…


March 02, 2019

“May the Lord answer you when you are in distress: may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. … Lord give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!” —  Psalm 20:1 & 9 (The Bible, New International Version)

How do you psych yourself up for a challenge? What do…

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