Love in Action

Love in Action

Have you ever wondered if you’re loving Jesus enough? Or in the right way? For a glimpse into how others who knew Him best showed their love for Him, let’s take a look at the reaction of His closest friends—Mary,…

Confession and Reflection

Confession and Reflection

One old tradition I loved about this church when I was a little girl, attending it for the first seven or eight years of my life, was the taking of communion. I remember my mom’s hand holding her cup away…

When I Can't See Him

When I Can’t See Him

“Sometimes I call out Your name,But I cannot find You.I look for Your face,But You are not there.” —from Fernando Ortega’s song, “Lord of Eternity” Ever feel this way? I sure have. In the bleakness of loss, pain, silence or…

Honoring Jesus at Christmas

Honoring Jesus at Christmas

I have on my desk a catalog with “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” on the cover. A table is in the foreground with that very phrase printed on party plates, napkins, and cups. There’s also a cake with candles glowing. How many…

Send Me?

Send Me?

But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” I love this line. The audacity he had—a pile of clay talking to the potter with such confidence. God could have flattened him and started over right there. Splat…