Some Thoughts From the Space Between Seasons

Some Thoughts From the Space Between Seasons

Thank you, Bethesda, for supporting another summer of camps and trips for all ages. This was my twentieth year taking kids on summer trips! At the ripe age of eighteen, I brought a few freshmen guys to a Young Life houseboat camp on Lake Shasta. The group included...
Living Among God’s Faithful People

Living Among God’s Faithful People

In Baptism and at Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation), we make the following promises: to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper and to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed. To serve all...
We’re Seldom Not in Church

We’re Seldom Not in Church

“The religious impulse is easier to rebrand than to extinguish.This runs counter to popular perception. Bombarded with poll results about declining levels of church attendance and belief in God, we assume that more and more people are abandoning the faith and making...
Enjoy the Ride

Enjoy the Ride

Do you remember that poster from the 80’s, with that adorable baby cat grasping onto the tree limb for dear life, the caption reading something like “Hang On!”? That’s what I’ve spent my life doing…hanging on, trying to stay safe, taking no risks, having...
Invitation to Lent

Invitation to Lent

Friends in Christ, today with the whole church we enter the time of remembering Jesus’ passover from death to life, and our life in Christ is renewed. We begin this holy season by acknowledging our need for repentance and for God’s mercy. We are created to experience...
How Did He Do It?

How Did He Do It?

I’ve had several people ask me what I have been doing to lose weight. This last week, someone even asked if I would teach a class. Here’s the idea that I have. I am willing to coach a group of people who have learned a little about keto with intermittent fasting on...