A Time to Flourish
October 5th, 2022
When my kids were little, I would imagine them all grown up. They would live in the cutest house and have a kind, loving spouse. They would be happy and have meaningful work. Sometimes when nap time w...  Read More
What Sets My Heart on Fire
September 28th, 2022
Lately, I've been feeling disconnected from these vows. Sure, keeping the ministries of the church running is my job, but does that mean I am living up to the promise I made fifteen years ago? Prayer,...  Read More
How a Fish Taught Me about Flourishing
September 21st, 2022
The Rainbow Fish finds happiness through sharing his gift. We each have unique gifts. As people of faith we profess we have been blessed, not exclusively for our own benefit, rather we have been bless...  Read More
The Smiths Go to Church
September 13th, 2022
Growing up, the church was an oasis for me, a place where people loved me, and I received countless hugs. I want children to feel like the church is a little slice of heaven here on earth. And I want ...  Read More
Faith and Politics
September 8th, 2022
“We’re trying to tell you that the entire planet is about to be destroyed!” Kate DibiaskyThat’s a quote from Jennifer Lawerence’s character in the 2021 Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up.” If you haven’t se...  Read More
Rites of Passage
August 31st, 2022
As I unpacked my books and lined them up on the shelves of my new office at White Rock UMC, I spotted my 3rd grade Bible. It is a red-letter Bible meaning Jesus’ words are in red ink. I don’t remember...  Read More
Swords into Plowshares
August 24th, 2022
How do you hear God in your own voice and in others’ voices? If you don’t particularly like some aspect of worship, or if something is just your new all-time favorite thing ever, how do these complex ...  Read More
Unfold Chapter 7: Radical
August 17th, 2022
As we turn to Chapter 7 in our series titled “Unfold: A Year of Discovering Story,” we move from Cosmic Wisdom to Radical....  Read More
Unfold Chapter 6: Cosmic Wisdom
August 15th, 2022
Often people struggle to articulate the difference between knowledge and wisdom, much less cosmic wisdom. You’ve probably heard the age-old saying, “Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom knows when...  Read More
The First Six Weeks...
August 11th, 2022
This week, a wise man asked me what the most important thing is for me at White rock. My response is to develop relationships with people and hear their stories about how God has been moving in their ...  Read More
It's turtles all the way down
July 4th, 2022
“What you have told us is rubbish. The world is a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.” The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, “What is the tortoise standing on?” “You’r...  Read More
Unfold Chapter 4: Flawed but Empowered
June 8th, 2022
Chapter 3 of our Unfold series kicked off with Easter. Similarly, Chapter 4 kicked off with Ascension Sunday, a lesser-known yet also important church holiday in and of itself. What do we “celebrate” ...  Read More