We've all heard this from time to time. When life seems to be really tough, we tell ourselves and those we love to hold fast because we trust that the pain won't last forever. This is a part of human life. We know there will be seasons that seem unbearable, but we also know that what we are experiencing is only temporary. Our Christian faith holds fast in the promise that God's light will come into the darkness and offer
Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is 1 week away and many of us are preparing to host a meal for our loved ones. And just three days after that begins the season of Advent which is the time of preparing for Christmas and the birth of Christ in our midst. If you're anything like me, the idea of preparing can be daunting. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. When the to-do lists continue to grow, so does
Have you ever been surprised by someone else's generosity? In the last few weeks, I have really been struck by the generous hearts that helped us host the Pumpkin Patch and our Fall Festival. As a relatively new pastor at St. John's, I had no idea what to expect from these events, but I knew it would be worth the extra work. But even though I knew it would be a lot of work, it was still more than I anticipated.