Do you have a [spiritual] life? Christmas is the time when we often focus on birth, including the manger scene with the baby Jesus and all the pastoral trappings of that ancient first-family of faith. Even more so in the here-and-now, God wants us to embrace the wonders of spiritual life that Jesus’ birth symbolically represents. Are you ready for a spiritual renewal? What better time than now to embrace the child of rebirth and restoration. We are reminded that Jesus’ birth is not merely some passive, historical event that we indulge with rampant materialism and super-sized holiday dinners. The Christmas Spirit beckons us toRead More →

Today’s Advent message is drawn from two selections of the Revised Common Lectionary, Psalm 80:1-7,17-19 and Romans 1:1-7. In the Psalms passage there’s an uplifting message of restoration. How fitting! Advent is a magnificent time, full of potential for individuals and churches. Psalms offers us timeless encouragement which is as relevant and helpful now as it was thousands of years ago. Why? Because humanity’s fundamental problems haven’t changed across the ages. Fear, hardship, discouragement and many more negativities remain entrenched in the human condition. This is why we need constant building-up through the power of God. Get ready for renewal through your faith in theRead More →