October 28 – When We All Get to Heaven

This Sunday is a special day in the life of the church. We remember and celebrate those who have finished their work here on earth and are enjoying eternity with their creator. Last year, my dear friend and fellow FBG member Danette Patterson came to me with an idea...

October 14 – A Firm Foundation

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16) Many of you already know that I grew up...

October 7 – Come as a Child

Yesterday, we celebrated World Communion Sunday – such a wonderful picture of the inclusivity of God. All people from every race and creed are welcome at God’s table. This week, we continue that theme by honoring the chlidren and those who seek to help...

September 30 – A Place at the Table

Living in a world that is rife with hatred, bigotry and many other divisive forces, I am constantly reminded of how fortunate I am to be just a small part of the great work of God’s kingdom. Growing up, I always thought this kingdom was like an exclusive club: only...

September 23, 2019 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The Gospel Lesson for this Sunday comes from Mark 9. In this passage, Jesus encourages his listeners to be wary of becoming a stumbling block to those who believe in him and the work he was sent to do. Looking at this admonition from the other angle, we should be the...

September 16, 2019 – The Prodigal

This week’s Gospel lesson contains the story of the prodigal son, making it rather ironic that I chose this week to begin writing my blog again. If you had been regularly reading this blog, you probably already know the circumstances that led to the nearly year-long...

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