New Every Morning by: Sarah Garza

“New” can bring on a sense of joy. “New” can bring on a sense of anxiety. Whatever emotion is elicited, the thing about “new” is that it fades.

This Village by: Jennifer Acker

It is amazing that a simple act of children decorating rocks can connect the children to people and the purpose of being invitational for our church.

Gratitude by: Rev. Matt Ybanez

No matter how intentional or serious I want to be, there’s a part of me that is afraid I’ll sound like Joe Walsh singing “Life’s Been Good” because for all that I have, I know there are so many more who have not.

Habit by: Rev. Donna McKee

Who among us hasn’t asked the question, “How did I get here?” THIS is how it happens – in increments so small we barely notice.

View-Master by: Rev. Clint Jones

…as decision time nears, I would ask us to think about what reel we will insert in the View-Master slot of our minds as we make our decisions about who will become our elected leaders.

There was a Man…

When he testified about what God had done for him you would have thought he was the richest, happiest person that ever lived.

Stormy Weather, Stormy Winds by: Sarah Garza

But the glow from the balloons was not the only show we got to see that night – just as the balloons filled with hot air and warm light, the sky behind us lit up with streaks of bright lightning as dark clouds gathered.

God Will Take Care of You

Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in…

Abby’s Understanding by: Cathy Cartmill

At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because your have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” -Luke 10:21

What a Difference a Year Makes! by: Jennifer Acker

I wrestled with the fact that I had longed for years to sit in these seats at the these elite tables in my profession and now that I was here, all I could think of was returning to my work with children.