Resurrection Power

Resurrection Power Mark 6: 7-29 Listen To Resurrection Power   My hometown of Harrisonburg, VA is home to James Madison University. It is a small college town located in the Shenandoah Valley about a four hour drive from here. I remember visiting Harrisonburg around 2011-2012.  My parents live in an old Victorian house near downtown […]

Bubble Bursters

BUBBLE BURSTERS MARK 6:1-13 Listen To Bubble Bursters   Max Hawkins is a computer programmer who works at Google, one of America’s most powerful technology companies that runs one of America’s most powerful search engines by the same name.  And as Alix Spielgel an NPR reporter and host of the radio show Invisibila explains, one […]

Healing Interruptions

Healing Interruptions Mark 5:21-43 Listen To Healing Interruptions   When I first arrived here at Calvin Presbyterian Church, over a year ago now, I was getting lunch with some of the kids in our preschool.  One of them told me a knock, Knock joke that I wish to tell you all. “ Knock, Knock.” Congregation, […]

Courageous Waters

COURAGEOUS WATERS MARK 4:35-41 Listen To Courageous Waters   Charles Smith, is a Professor at the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University.  He is the author of Raising Courageous Kids. He tells this story of a courageous kid on www. scholastic.com. “It was early in the morning, on an isolated […]

Opening Doors

OPENING DOORS COLOSSIANS 4:2-6 Listen To Opening Doors   Kye Ryssdal, host of the NPR show Marketplace, did an interview recently that has stuck with me for several weeks. It was with Ken Langone. Perhaps, you have not heard his name, but you probably have heard of some of the things Ken has done. Ken […]

This Is Us

THIS IS US COLOSSIANS 3:18-4:1 Listen To This Is Us   It is important to know the house rules before you dog sit. I learned that lesson when I dog sit.  My pastor was going on a short vacation with his family and he asked me to stay over at his house and dog sit […]

Do Everything For Jesus

DO EVERYTHING FOR JESUS COLOSSIANS 3:1-17 Listen To Do it For Jesus                   We are all looking for something to break us out of the monotony of everyday life and give us some meaning and relaxation in our lives. We are looking for a sense of goodness and gentleness that will provide relief from […]

Being a Mom

Being a Mom- Kim LaFollette                                                              Mother’s Day Testimony 5/13/18 I was raised by a single mom with a lot of help from my Aunt and […]

Welcome To Your New Home

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME Mel Green Memorial Service   LUKE 16:1-13                     It is hard to find a good manager these days. In a world of cutting corners and worshiping profits we have forgotten that business at its core about trust and relationships. Apparently, finding a good manager is not a modern […]

Growing in God

GROWING IN GOD COLOSSIANS 2:16-23 Isaiah 66:7-14 Listen To Growing in God   Here is a story for you about the power and problems of tradition. “ A mother is making meatloaf with her teenage daughter; a ritual they’ve been doing together for years. As part of the tradition, the two chefs cut the ends […]