September 29, 2018

During a recent visit to my oncologist, the nurse and I were chatting and the topic of Zach’s suicide came up. She then said, “God will only give you what you can handle.” Dang it. That was probably the 50th time I heard that phrase. And I used to believe it. Prior to...

October 19, 2017

Growing up I always would have told you I was a Christian, and believed in God. But I thought that was all there was to it, and gave it little to no thought throughout most of my life.

A little over a decade ago I was going through some rough times and had some friends...

November 17, 2016

It is elusive, defining this love thing. For me, it's more like an overall feeling, an aura. It's something that makes me feel good, all warm inside, when I consider my fellow man. I tend to see beauty around me, rather than just objects or people. I feel opportunity,...

October 20, 2016

Tutoring was a completely different experience than I had imagined it being heading into my first day. This was my first time teaching/aiding a child and it really had a powerful impact on my view of education and its importance. On the outside looking in, trying to te...

July 28, 2016

Jo talks about how the dedication of our baptismal font brought home to her the  power of the baptismal promise that we are not defined by our worst moments.  Hear Jo:

"Knowing that all my shortcomings and failings will be forgiven if I am truly...

June 28, 2016

The Gottschalk family recently approached Pastor Karen about ways they could be involved in mission and service since their schedules kept them from being able to participate in the mission work with the homeless.  They had mentioned having lots of used sports equipmen...

June 23, 2016

           “There are two types of people in this world…..givers and takers.” Does this sound familiar? I have a tendency to divide people into categories. Participating in my church’s mission outreach for a few days has had a very lasting effect on my perspective....

June 16, 2016

         I thrive on mission work.  Several years ago I read a book called, A Hole in the Gospel, by Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision.  A quote from that book has stuck with me.  When the author was asked why he did mission w...

May 12, 2016

 

◦       About a year or so ago, LouAnn approached me with the idea of creating a baptismal font, joining her skills in glass forming with mine in metal working. She planned to create a series of vessels in colors that matched church seasons and wanted me to create a b...

May 9, 2016

I came to the program in need of tutoring hours for the National Honor Society. I soon realized that this program was more than just getting some hours.  It was truly going to help kids. My first tutor kid struggled in Math. Through hard work and dedication by both the...

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