Against the Grain

Against the Grain

Against the GrainStory LectionaryThe Call of Moses (Exodus 4)Psalm 1: The Chaff of SinPsalm 35: Chaff Before the WindPsalm 91: God’s ProtectionPsalm 140: God’s ProtectionPsalm 121: God’s ProtectionThe Call of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1)Isaiah’s Dream (6)Isaiah’s Warning to...
Ikigai

Ikigai

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles (2017) ISBN: 9780143130727 Reviewed by Douglas Balzer Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years. – Japanese Proverb The timeless questions – What is the...

Wear Colors –Preaching Tip for 22 September 2019

If you want to BE a metaphor, try wearing costumes or colors or symbols or other kinds of tangible metaphors. By wearing metaphors, you can bring experience to life.To access this post, you must purchase Standard Membership or Standard Membership -...

Pastor’s Prayer for 22 September 2019

May God give you…For every storm, a rainbow,For every tear, a smile,For every care, a promise,And a blessing in each trial.For every problem life sends,A faithful friend to share,For every sigh, a sweet song,And an answer for each prayer. –Irish...

One Body

This last week, I spent time with a group that I have been a part of for 16 years.  This group is made up of many Christian tribes.  We worship in different ways.  We pray differently.  Some raise their hands, some speak in tongues.  There are Baptist, Catholic,...