Category: Soul Matters

The Minister’s Delightful Mind

June is the final month of our church year.  And as with any turn of a calendar cycle, it’s a perfect time to take stock of what matters most to us.  Our Soul Matters theme this month is “Delight.” 

In the Hebrew scriptures, the word delight … read more.

The Minister’s Musings on Resistance

Addy just turned 2, and she is fully exploring the power of the word “No.” I have been particularly amused by the times when she is offered something and responds with an immediate, adamant “NO!” only to turn around two seconds later and say “YES!” But I … read more.

The Path of Love

The Path of Love

In my family of origin, it is tradition to end every phone call with “I love you.”  It took my wife a little time to get used to this.  While she comes from a loving family, they don’t say “I love you” … read more.

The Minister’s Musings on Change

“We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s OK, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.” 

This is a quote from a season-ending episode … read more.

The Minister’s Musings on Courage

Our Soul Matters theme for the month of October is “Courage,” and I’m excited to see where our shared exploration of this theme will take us! 

At this time of year, we see people from different cultures honoring their ancestors, drawing courage from their stories. And at … read more.

Do You Belong?

A few days ago, I had our 17-month-old daughter, Addy, out at the church. She was exploring the grounds while carrying a rock she’d found near the building. When it was time to go, I showed Addy how to set the rock down on the ground. But before … read more.