Back to the Future

By Garrett Vickrey Isaiah 9:5-7 Shouldn’t that arrow up at the top of this page be facing the other way? Why would it say Return and then have an arrow pointing forward? Before we enter the Kingdom of Peace to which God is inviting us we must put aside our ways to enter The Way…

Hope in the Lord

By Daniel Zamora Isaiah 40:31 Have you ever felt that you are running out of hope? To some, hope is a futile thought or feeling because, they say, it produces nothing or does not motivate to do anything, it is an inactive state. Others might compare it to daydreaming or building castles in the air,…

Find Hope Once Again

By Lois Gagné Psalm 63:1-8 In this beautiful Psalm, David is a broken father and leader, who’s household and kingdom are in turmoil because of his own indecisiveness and halfhearted efforts to correct his own children. David flees from his angry, bitter, rebellious son Absalom who has stolen the hearts of the people. The pain…

A Plan of Hope

By Ellen Di Giosia Jeremiah 29:11-13 Where did you last see this passage? Let me guess – a pen? A coffee cup? A wall hanging? Step into a Christian bookstore, and it will be on all sorts of merchandise. I get it – it’s awfully reassuring to think, “Hey! There’s a plan!” But anything that…

Hope

By Margaret Bray Psalm 62:1-12 Sometimes hope is all we have to cling to as our earthly tomorrows remain largely unknown. Where that hope is placed, however, makes all the difference. David voiced confidence that we can echo as he said in Psalm 62: “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from…

What is Important

By David Elliott Isaiah 40:1-5 As we approach this Christmas time, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the busyness of the season. We have the onslaught of marketing that starts earlier and earlier each year with all of the stores trying to convince us that we need this or that – helping…

Fourwords

By Garrett Vickrey Romans 8:22-25 “Fourwords” That’s not a typo. I mean fourwords. Four words to prepare us to move forward into the new age to which Christ beckons us. Prepare, Return, Rejoice, Awake! Four words. But, not the traditional four words. The weeks leading up to Christmas are traditionally marked by Hope, Peace, Joy, and…

Thankful for Moustaches

By Garrett Vickrey This Thanksgiving I am thankful for moustaches. Or to be more precise. I am thankful that I am not growing a moustache at this time. This past Sunday in worship we celebrated all the things that we are thankful for and thanked God for the many blessings in our lives. At the Thanksgiving Dinner…

Describing the Unique

By Bob Flynn I marvel at the gospel writers who were writing about what they believed was a time like no other time when the sublime walked among them, talked to them, ate with them, yet was beyond anything they could understand. No matter how much inspiration and insight into holy matters God gives you,…