A New Hope

In May of 1977, a Princess uttered a phrase that rippled through America. It wasn’t long until that Princesses phrase began to send shockwaves around the world. Actually, that little phrase brought a new hope to an entire generation. So, what was that phrase uttered by the princess in 1977? “Help me OB1 Kenobe, you’re …

Goodbye To A West Michigan Pastor, and Friend

Sometimes, I plan to write a blog. Today wasn’t one of those days. But, circumstances have brought me to writing. Today, I woke up to the news that a friend, Worship leader, and neighbor, Pastor Ken Reynolds, was in need of prayer. I wasn’t sure what the need was, but knowing that he needed prayer …

Easter: New Life. Or, Same As It Ever Was?

“Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was”. Those words were sung by the prophets from the band, Talking Heads. And, as we look at Easter, 2021, are they right? The pandemic has changed many things, yet some things remain the same. Today, I saw a woman saying hello to a senior citizen, …

Don’t Be A Karen. Be A Mary.

As we move onward to Christmas, I’m beginning a short series of messages to help us all focus more on Christmas in the midst of Chaos and COVID. I feel bad for anyone named Karen. It’s become “a thing” to call someone who complains, “a Karen “. That’s not saying that anyone named Karen is …