The Possibilities Never Stop With God!

Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!  Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.                                     -Matthew 13:8-9  (Preached on Sunday, July 16, 2017) This parable is not called the parable of the soil […]

Again this week I participated in a Memorial Celebration of Life for a person who had a wide and powerful impact his life.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest your reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century Again this week I participated in a Memorial Celebration of Life for a person who had a wide and powerful impact with his life.  Like Betty Metcalf, there were powerful witnesses shared about the deep […]

This past week we celebrated the life of Elizabeth “Betty” Metcalf.

Patience and Gentleness is Power. -Leigh Hunt, 19th century This past week we celebrated the life of Elizabeth “Betty” Metcalf.  Betty and her husband George joined Christ Congregational Church in November of 2006 when they moved to East Ridge Retirement Village and moved their membership here from Coral Gables Congregational Church.  Most of us barely got […]

The Difficult of Trust

Abraham said, “Son, God will see to it that there’s a sheep for the burnt offering.”  And they kept on walking together.                                                -Genesis 22:8  (Preached on Sunday, July 2, 2017) The year was 1787, a full 11 years after Independence was declared and 4 years after the Treaty of Paris ended the War between the […]

This is a weekend for reflection that leads to moments of wonder!

At moments of wonder, it is easy to avoid small thinking, to entertain thoughts that span the universe, that capture both thunder and tinkle, thick and thin, the near and the far.                          -Yann Martel, “The Life of Pi” This is a weekend for reflection that leads to moments of wonder.  It is a weekend […]

Living With Unfinished Work

And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.                              -Genesis 2:3 (Preached on Sunday, June 25, 2017) Dog eared and tongue worn from generations of retelling; fought over, abused, despised and held in wonder, the creation story seldom gets treated […]