Whom Does a King Choose for a Friend?

Whom Does a King Choose for a Friend?

Speaking of choosing wise friends (see Pastor Jay’s sermon from Sunday, May 31), what’s your favorite friendship in the Bible? It just so happens I’ve been reading about the relationship of David and Jonathan this past week. I’m struck by…

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…