I remember like it was yesterday, even though it has been 35 years.  After being kindly told no thank you, not wanted, you won’t fit in here several times, the invitation finally came to interview for the job as pastor of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  I was ready for… MORE

Our identities and futures are shaped by shared defining moment experiences.  America was forever changed on July 4th, 1776. Other defining dates that shaped who we are today include January 1, 1863; October 24, 1929; December 7, 1941; July 20, 1969; January 24, 1984, and of course September 11, 2001.  … MORE

I was driving into the church early last week, sunroof open, jamming to the ’80s on Sirius, when “Hot Fun in the Summer Time” by Hall and Oates came on. Instantly I was taken back in time to the summers of my own adolescence. Vivid memories of neighborhood baseball games,… MORE

I love Easter. I love the atmosphere of hope, joy, and fun that permeates the air. I love the excitement and anticipation that something unexpected is about to unfold. I love the laughter and bright smiles of children running freely among a sea of adults. I love seeing grownups act… MORE

Is the glass half full or half empty? Neither, the glass isn’t large enough to contain all of the blessings God has in store for us! That pretty much sums up my approach to life. My dad taught me years ago, you will never live a positive life with a… MORE

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