New Nametag, Same Sarah

See what’s new on this nametag? “Not really,” she replied, kindly, and with a giggle. I looked down. I was wearing the wrong nametag. My nametag didn’t have those three special letters, “Rev.” on it.

Again & Again, We are Reformed

It’s good to do some poking around in the corners of our lives to see what’s there, what’s been gathering dust. Surely, it doesn’t hurt just to take a look.

God Loves First

In Jeremiah 31:3 God says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” How easy it is for us to take those words for granted. What would happen if we had a glimpse of the everlasting love of God vibrant and alive in us?

Show & Tell

“Actions speak louder than words.” “You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?” We have a number of phrases in the English language that point to the idea that ‘showing’ is better than just ‘telling’.

We Are Called to Listen

Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Mark 9:7 Especially in this pandemic, many of us are starved for human connection. We are isolated and frustrated, so when human connections do happen, they are so precious that we don’t want…

God Meets Us

God Meets Us In Our Big Feelings: Can God REALLY handle ALL of my Big Feelings?

Here We Go Again

A long time ago God did the things, and then Jesus did the things, and then Paul did the things, and now the church does the things, and I do the things, and one day, Jesus is coming back to do more things and we just gotta hold out ‘til then.

Snow Days

…loving and serving our neighbors begins with actually SEEING our neighbors and realizing that their realities and our realities are often different.

How a Rat and a Dream Brought People Together

Just over a month ago, our family sat down to watch a musical together. This isn’t a really rare occurrence for us; we love musicals. What made this musical different was that it was a musical created entirely during the pandemic by amateurs and professionals. Yes, we were watching Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. TikTok is…

Repetition

I once read that a baby needs around 1,000 repetitions of a word to learn it, and that a toddler needs around 50 repetitions. This seems like an awful lot of repetition! Yet, at the same time I know that I need the benefit of repeated lessons just as much.

Ashes and Sackcloth and the Hope of Lent

In the Bible, those who are in mourning, those who are repenting, those who are lamenting, wear sackcloth and ashes…I’ve never worn sackcloth, but as we begin looking toward Lent, ashes keep returning to my mind.

Giving Thanks in the Small Things

The Bible says, “In everything, give thanks because this is the will of God for you.” If we are so busy looking for things we do not have or do not like, we forget about the blessings already given to us.