One more thing about Pastor Jessica's message:

To Be Jesus’ BFF
       There are Bible scholars who have come to believe that Lazarus was probably the best friend Jesus had—outside his family and disciples.  He is often in the home of Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus.  When there, it feels like Jesus is in a place where he can let his hair down among friends.

Archived Posts

The Good Ship Savior:  A Parable

A long, long time ago there were frequent shipwrecks up and down the East coast of this country.  The coastline wasn’t entirely mapped and charted and there were uncertainties regarding the strange and unpredictable weather.  Even though there were established cities and commerce, there seemed to always be one tragedy or another happening somewhere not too far out to sea.

The End of the Jacob Series
    What I find most comforting about the biblical person of Jacob is that though Jacob makes great strides in his faith and wisdom, he never quite gets all the way there. 

Professor Laban

    God lets Jacob learn through the School of Hard Knocks.  Professor Laban is an excellent teacher if you want to learn first-hand how unfair life can be when you live among amoral and self-centered people.  Jacob learned some important lessons about himself as well...

Understanding God's Unconditional Love
       Sunday, I talked about how Jacob was someone who couldn’t take "Yes" for an answer.  The question that came out of that observation, which we didn’t have time to talk about it in the sermon, is this: Why do we insist on earning and deserving what is freely given us?

POEM: "Easter is Judgment Day" 

   I love poetry, but I often find it more difficult to understand than simple prose.  It took me a long time to realize that poetry is supposed to call for an entirely different way of seeing and hearing.