Nothing will be able to separate us…

Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  – Romans 8:37-39 Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Saying goodbye to people or places we love is never easy.  We experience loss in so many ways – from death, to the loss...
Regional Gathering Postponed

Regional Gathering Postponed

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: The short version:  We are postponing the Regional Gathering scheduled for October 2.  The new date will be January 15, 2022. The more detailed version: Several months ago, when most of us were getting vaccinated and it...
Thoughts on a New Year

Thoughts on a New Year

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Whew! 2020 is behind us.  The presidential election and transition are behind us.  If only Covid was behind us!  I pray that many of you are getting vaccinated and soon we will be able to see each other in person again. As...
Thoughts on a New Year

Above all, let’s treat each other with grace

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: “What’s the hardest thing about being a minister?” someone once asked me.  My response:  “Standing in the pulpit, looking out at the congregation, and seeing all kinds of different needs.” One Sunday I looked out and saw a...
Thoughts on a New Year

The Many Flavors of Patience

Love is patient … 1 Corinthians 13:4 Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Recently I have had the privilege to listen in on Pastor Dave Hedgepeth’s on-going sermon series on the “Fruit of the Spirit.”  Paul’s list of the attributes of a Christian in Galatians...
Thoughts on a New Year

We Will Still be Church

Arizona Disciples, May God’s peace and love surround you and your families during these days of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty.  As we have been asked to no longer gather in person, I was inspired by the words of Saguaro Christian Church pastor Rev. Owen Chandler in...
Thoughts on a New Year

Regarding COVID-19

First of all, let me express my deep love for all of you and my wish that the peace and blessings of God’s infinite love comfort our spirits during this time of global anxiety.