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…

Are We Living in the End Times?

Are We Living in the End Times?

This is a fascinating question, one I get asked most often by people who know I follow Christ but aren’t so sure about Him themselves. Indeed, there are a lot of things happening in the world that make us all…