The Common Good

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Like a Sabbatical

Watch a short video from Pastor Alan as we wrap up this month of April.

A Message From Pastor Alan

The corona virus has our nation and the world on edge. There are so many unknowns from day to day it is hard to keep up with the all the information coming our way. Please make sure you listen to reliable, reputable information sources for up to date information locally and nationally. The question on…

Dualistic Thinking

Do you have a favorite sports team? Did you grow up with a rivalry between one school and another? We were brought up that way. Growing up where I did there was and still is a great rivalry between two major league baseball teams. There are two major political parties in the United States. In…

Walk a mile in my someone else’s shoes

“The admonition to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes means before judging someone, you must understand his experiences, challenges, thought processes, etc. The full idiom is: Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. In effect, it is a reminder to practice empathy. While long credited as a Native American aphorism,…

Connections

Jesus was questioned by the religious authorities many times about his power, what he was doing and his authority. He was upsetting the way things normally worked in the society of his day. It was all a new way of living and being, one of love, peace and forgiveness. This past Sunday we heard Jesus…

Blessed where we are

I sometimes post sunset photos on my Facebook page. Some might say, too often. I took one the other night and received the usual round of comments. There is something special about a sunrise, sunset or just the sky in general that on any given day or moment it causes us to pause and reflect…

God’s Promise

Whenever we see a rainbow it causes us stop and admire what is before our eyes. It is also a reminder that God is always with us. That is the promise of the Gospel. May you feel and recognize God’s promise to you today and everyday.

Comfort zones

When was the last time God took you out of your comfort zone? What did it feel like? Were you a bit apprehensive? Were you eager to serve? How long ago was it? God has been getting people out of their comfort zone since day one. Once we begin to pay attention to God in…

Real Freedom

The political machine is in full swing already for the next presidential election. By the time the person is elected, my guess would be most of us will be tired of the whole thing. Regardless of which person you listen to, vote for, or like, they all promise things that are very similar, and in…