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...