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Friend to Friend

Our pastor's reflections on the spiritual life, on the life of our church community, and on our lives in general...

Did You See God Yesterday?

I saw God yesterday, not in the grand perspective of things, but in the little things that so often go unnoticed. I...


Wildlife Lessons From My Porches

I live in New Castle, Indiana, and am blessed to have a house with an eastern facing front porch and a western facing...


Respect

I don’t know about you but the older I get the more friends I have. I am so fortunate to have traveled quite a bit and...


What Are You Tethered To?

Did you ever play tetherball when you were a kid? It was the one sport that I was fairly good at winning occasionally....


What Is Essential?

I keep hearing the term “essential service” being used a lot during this time of worry about Covid-19. I often wonder...


God's Plans Are Best

May is a wonderful month of celebrating spring, Mother’s Day, nurses and teachers. I feel like God nurtures us by...


Palm Sunday Message

SCRIPTURE READING FOR TODAY – Mark 11:1-11 (NIV) Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King 11 As they approached Jerusalem...


Always Keeping Our Eyes on the Lord!

"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8 (NIV) The six weeks...


New Every Morning!

“It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning:...


New Life is Nearby

It is only nine miles away. Nine miles goes by quickly if you are on a highway and driving 65 miles per hour. It goes...


Transformed By Jesus

“To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily” Colossians 1:29 Over the...


Walking with Jesus

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” Psalm 37:5 (NRSV) Last Sunday, the Holy Spirit led our...


The "Mirepoix" of Faith

The week after Christmas I wasn’t feeling very well – actually, I felt pretty awful, so I decided to fix different...


The Right Time

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”   Ecclesiastes 3:1...


"Breath of Heaven"

Cathy Harris sang this song, “Breath of Heaven,” today – the first Sunday after Easter.  Generally, this song is...


Shining a Light in Our Backyard

With Thanksgiving coming up later this week, I'm thinking about getting together with my family and the special meal...


Garden Goodies

Tom, my husband, plants a garden every summer. During the winter/spring months, he looks through seed books and begins...


A Patchwork Life

I began sewing when I was about 9 or 10 years old. My mother sewed a lot of my clothing when I was younger, and I...


Once Upon a Time...

When our kids were little, I used to tell them stories at bedtime.


A Square Watermelon?

At the opening session of a Quaker retreat that my son, Chris, and I recently attended in North Carolina, Colin Saxton...


School? On Sunday?!

Growing up, my parents took me to Sunday school and church every Sunday morning.


An Attitude Adjustment

A friend of mine recently sent me an email with an interesting story. She also included a note saying that this story...


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