Peace – Prayer – Joy – Love

Sermons on Love

Opening a gift

Responding to God’s Gifts

We’ve been talking about Gifts lately.         Christmas Gifts                 Holiday Gifts to Each Other                 Magi Gifts to the Holy Family         Divine Gospel Gifts                 Prophesy Embodied – God in Flesh                 Divine Faithfulness – God’s Generous Legacy         Ministry Partnership Gifts                 Embarking on our Journey Together                 Our New Secretary -…

Plan Ahead

I tell you, these last few days have certainly flown by. It felt like ten minutes…under water! However, the week finally ended on two distinctly different notes; wonderful celebration for the life of K.C., and then off to Grand Ledge to officiate C.S.’s amazing wedding. As you can imagine, these were two completely different events, each with its own set of emotions.…

The Church is: Love

Once every now and then a summer movie actually lives up to the title, “Blockbuster.” The Secret Life of Pets, in my book, is one such movie. The story is about Max, a cute little mutt whose life comes under attack when Duke, an enormous rescue dog, moves into the small Manhattan apartment. As one jealous dog tries to sabotage the other,…

Lord Have Mercy

“Lord have mercy on me, was the kneeling drunkards plea. And as he knelt there on the ground, I know that God in heaven looked down.” In 1996, Johnny Cash sang this remake of the Carter Family song, “Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea.” In this song, God hears the cry of a man kneeling at his mother’s grave. For whatever personal reasons, he didn’t…