on February 4th, 2021
By: Dr. David CampbellZero Dark Thirty We have been thinking about breath. There are five that frame who we are as a people of faith. Today I want to share about the third breath. It was a last breath… and it was not. This is Mark’s account. 33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lem...
on January 13th, 2021
Zero Dark ThirtyDr. David Campbell We have been talking about breaths. There are five breaths of God that our lives are centered around. The first breath was at creation. God breathed into Adam the breath of life. We are now ready to talk about the second breath, which occurred at the incarnation.Incarnation is our word for the birth of Jesus. We celebrate it at Christmas. The word “incarnation” ...
on December 7th, 2020
By: Dr. David Campbell In the beginning… It is hard for me to think of a world that is “formless and void.” If my imagination were able to consider a world with nothing on it… no people, no trees, no animals, no water… if I could imagine a world that barren it still has form and it is not void. The thought of “formless and void” is more than my imagination can conceive. And yet that is where...
on December 1st, 2020
Take a moment and breathe. Long breath in. Long breath out. Again. And again. Breathing is one of those things we do mostly without notice. Now try something else. Hold your breath. Don’t go too long. I don’t want you to pass out. But the longer you go, the more tension you feel. You want to breathe. You need to breathe. You have no choice. Have you ever been in a situat...
Zero Dark Thirty
on October 6th, 2020
By: Dr. David CampbellFor the last 20 years or so, I’ve had a small utility trailer. I don’t use it often, but when I do need it, it is nice to have. It has always been stored outdoors. As you can imagine, it gets hot in the summer, cold in the winter, but that is not too much of a problem...except when it is. See the floor is plywood. Meaning, after enough time in the elements, the plywood will e...
Zero Dark Thirty
on September 28th, 2020
By: Dr. David Campbell Most people who know me, know I wake up early. I never planned it this way, it just kind of happened. It gives me a long stretch of time each day to read scripture and pray. I try to spend some of that prayer time just listening. Some mornings I hear things. Some mornings I don’t. My contributions to our blog will be some of those things God has said to me in those early morning times.
Stand Up Straight, God is Watching!
on September 22nd, 2020
By: Christine Salazar, Director of Music“Stand up straight. God is watching!” Sound familiar? Didn’t you grandmother say that to you when you went to that little church growing up? Can you picture it? You’re five years old. This is before the days of children’s church. You sat in church with your parents or grandparents. You wished you could see what was going on outside through the stained glass ...
“You’re not allowed to sing!”
on September 14th, 2020
“You’re not allowed to sing!” Those words are destroying me. I’m dying inside, just a little bit every day. Worship is my life. Worship is the beat of my soul. As we resume live worship on Sunday mornings this month, it kills me that I can lead worship, but I can’t ask the congregation to join me in lifting up their voices in the simplest expression of worship: Song. Choirs struggle to meet safely...