Floods

By: Garrett Vickrey What could be worse than the smell of wet carpet? Wet carpet that still hasn’t dried three days later. San Antonio was blessed (or blasted) by rain a few weeks ago. Around the church we had about ten inches of rain. David, Mylene, and Mike Elliot came up to the church Saturday…

A Present Help in Trouble

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.” ~Psalm 46 The explosions this week at the Boston Marathon…

Anointing the Body

I was recently at a funeral for the elderly relative of a dear friend. It was a beautiful service – Scripture readings and songs from the woman’s great-grandchildren, glorious choral and congregational music, and moving eulogies by both her daughters. Lois Jeane had been a lifelong Christian who brought her husband to faith and raised…

Hero Seeds

Several weeks ago we planted some tomato plants in our backyard. We’ve been told that squirrels and birds love to hijack the fruit.  So, Nancy also planted two bird feeders among the tomato plants.  So far, the feeders and our Golden Retrievers have kept the squirrels and birds away from the tomatoes. One squirrel has…