Category Worship

Why I Need the Resurrection

In response to the prompt: In 100 words or less, write “Why I Need the Resurrection.” I need the resurrection because a father didn’t live to see his son’s wedding because I pushed the “code” button myself when my Mom was unresponsive in the hospital because many still wonder if their stones will ever be […]

Joy of Every Longing Heart

Yesterday during the “announcements” segment of worship, there were comments about upcoming cookie baking, intergenerational Advent crafts, and other such holiday activities. Then a child raised his hand, and when the pastor acknowledged him asked, “Is Christmas about joy?” The pastor thanked him for his question and said that it was a perfect transition to […]

Here is the Church, Here is the Steeple… Re-writing the Rhyme

A little rhyme I learned as a child goes like this, “Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.” There are hand gestures to go along with it to up the dexterity ante: Face hands toward each other. Lock fingers together facing down. Hold both index fingers […]