“Bee” Busy this Advent

By Kelly Wahlquist   “It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.” ~ Mary O’Connor Tis the season of hustle and bustle. [...]

Great and Wonderful, Lord!

By Heidi Saxton   It’s that time of year again. Time to gird our loins … and bring out the stretchy pants in anticipation of four days of family togetherness. Then, on Sunday we [...]


By Deborah Kendrick By the time you, dear reader, have looked on these words, the fragrances of sage, thyme and baked sweet potatoes are possibly wafting from your kitchen through your home.  [...]

Stand Up and Go!

By Maria Johnson     “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”  The lepers in today’s Gospel reveal something about me and what I aspire to be.  Although Jesus healed 10 lepers, [...]

I just want to Love God

By Sharon Wilson   “Do everything without grumbling or questioning,” Phil 2:14 Following Jesus is hard.  I remember after my “Big” conversion I radically jumped into following Jesus.  At [...]

To the Daughters of the King

By Angie Koenig   To the Daughters of the King   Beloved,   The world can be a dark place, but we must remember that the blackest of nights can always be illuminated by the light [...]

Be not afraid!

By Maria Johnson     “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” Today’s Gospel is a rough kind of [...]

He Was Walking Me Home

By Kate Anderson   “You look at churches like I look at pie.” I squinted at my observant fella, keenly aware of the truth in his words. Call it hysterical, cringe worthy, or cute, but it was [...]

The Our Father: How it Teaches Us to Pray

By Sarah Damm   “Lord, teach us to pray …” (Luke 11:1) For most of my life, The Lord’s Prayer has not been my favorite. And I am not sure why. After all, this is the prayer Jesus taught us! [...]