Pastor’s Pondering

Pastor’s Pondering February 2017 “He had told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 The prophet Micah asks, what does God require of us?  He asks this question in a time […]
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Pastor’s Pondering

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. These are the first words that open the story of Scripture. God creates light, sky, land, plants, sun, animals and humans. The poetic story of Genesis tells of this creation in six days. It tells of how after six days, God is overwhelmingly delighted and […]
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Pastor’s Ponderings

One of my favorite Easter stories comes from the Gospel of John. It takes place a few days after Easter, Jesus has appeared to the disciples twice now. And one day Peter and a few other disciples decide to go fishing. It seems like a perfectly normal thing to do, after all they have spent […]
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A Poem-Prayer for Lent

Marked by ashes we step out in to the wilderness, Marked by our failures, Marked by our mortality, Marked by the ashy dust that reminds us of the fires and pains that we have felt in our lives, Marked by the cross that gathers all of our ash up to You. We follow You out […]
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Chelsea’s Contemplation

I am not normally in the habit of making New Year’s Resolutions. It has always seemed silly to me to wait until the New Year to make a change, when we can do that any time of year. But I do love the introspection and reflection present at this time of year. The natural draw […]
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Chelsea’s Contemplations

One of the questions that I have been asked frequently in the past few months is: “how is the transition to Asbury going?” I am deeply appreciative of the thoughtfulness, care, and love that inspires such a question! The love in this community has made this transition beautiful and delightful. As you may know, I […]
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Chelsea’s Contemplation

A Year of Living Compassionately What guiding principles do you use to determine how you live your life every day? How do those principles lead you when someone is tailgating you on the highway, when you see a friend struggling, or even when you make choices about how to use water in this drought? As […]
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