Cool June Days

rain, summer, cool, pacific northwest

I dedicate this post to Rev. Joshua Dunham, our former Associate Pastor and Youth Leader. Joshua brought light and understanding to the words of Micah 6:8 in a sermon a few years ago. Since then, I have read it, studied it, and prayed on it. God bless you, Joshua! These are cool June days. First…

What Does a Calendar in Covid Time Look Like?

hope, sunrise, nature, morning

The sun sets, and the sun rises, bringing us a new day.   "Where's your calendar?"   Those words request a coming together to check and synchronize our calendars. Three separate calendars need complete synchronicity. There's the kitchen calendar, Bob's little black book calendar, and the calendar I carry with me. Neither of us is…

Feeling Out of Touch?

tulip blossom, single tulip, alone, out of touch

Are you feeling out of touch these days? Here in Oregon, our pandemic guidelines label sheltering as "stay at home" since March 23, 2020, "until further notice." But there are states where residents are no longer sheltering in place, or in what some call lockdown.    But there are some in our communities who live…

Not the April I Expected

April, Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, Woodburn Tulips, tulips, flowers, tractor

No, this is not the April I expected. And it's likely not the April you expected either.    We looked forward to March Madness, an indicator April and spring training are ahead. Golf fans looked forward to the Masters Tournament at Augusta and a chance to see Amen Corner. We wanted to go to church…