The Pass that Peaces
December 6th, 2022
I've been encouraged multiple times in the last few months to remember that I'm supposed to be taking four weeks off from work each year... Including four Sundays. I have a fantastic, "associate pasto...
Meet in the Middle: Pray & Love
November 10th, 2022
A few weeks ago on a Sunday, I presented a prayer card in church. This breath prayer shared in the graphic, is words from the main prayer. These words wake me up many mornings.I shared this card the w...
A Thief in the Night
October 14th, 2022
So, a crummy thing happened this week. We were robbed.By "we," I mean the faith community I serve.Shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, October 11th, a person dressed in a big sweatshirt with the h...
Sundays Meet: Wholehearted Faith
October 1st, 2022
As we get ready to head into a new sermon series, I invite you to read the companion book that creates the thread we are following.Wholehearted Faith, by Rachel Held Evans and Jeff Chu, is available t...
Prayer Walk: Restoration
September 29th, 2022
I actually went on two prayer walks this week. During the first, I shot the photos. The second one, I "mapped" with the Strava app, and picked up garbage... So you'll note the jaggy line as I left the...
Sundays Meet in the Middle: Dance
September 20th, 2022
Anytime I put a sermon together, there is a TON of stuff that goes unsaid.I remember in the early days before I was a pastor, starting out on a message weeks ahead of time and by the time I got done w...
Sundays Meet in the Middle
September 12th, 2022
So LAST week, if I'd actually shared a post, I would have reminded us all about the importance of intentional faith development WITH other people, and challenging ourselves to grow... Are you signed u...
Sundays Meet in the Middle
September 4th, 2022
Trying a new thing... Here's a brief, not awesome video, to try to connect with you all, and remind you a bit from last Sunday. :-)......
September 1st, 2022
I've never been a terribly fancy person. That scarf in the photo is about as fancy as I get.Don't get me wrong. I do have an appreciation for beautiful things, art, good food, etc... But I am pretty l...
August 22nd, 2022
Our fall "Kickoff Sunday" is set for September 11th, which means that's the week we start our new "fall" schedule. I have to put fall in quotes because I'm pretty sure it's still going to feel like su...
August 19th, 2022
Our younger son just got done telling me about the new policies at high school. He attended orientation this morning. The changes are multiple and significant and he is not happy.At the end of last ye...
August 17th, 2022
Welcome to Open Heart's new blog! Check back soon for new posts!......