From the Paster

The Root of Rancor

Mar 21st, 2019

From the Pastor…     The Root of Rancor   Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority. — Jose Ortega y Gasset Do you know someone who is always contentious or stirring up conflict?  Anyone who constantly criticizes or picks on others?  How about the one who is always talking about himself/herself, or mentioning […]

Do You Mean That?

Mar 14th, 2019

From the Pastor… Do You Mean That? Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. — Marcus Aurelius There’s an old saying… “An important part of this line of work is sincerity; if you can fake […]

Open the Door?

Mar 7th, 2019

From the Pastor…  Open the Door?   The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. — Emily Dickinson Have you ever had an ecstatic experience?  Surely everyone has.  What made you ecstatic?  The birth of a child or grandchild?  Getting your dream job?  Completing a project successfully? Finding true love? – […]

Following the Crowd?

Feb 28th, 2019

From the Pastor… Following the Crowd? Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. — Jim Rohn When you are young, it is difficult not […]

Be Yourself?

Feb 21st, 2019

From the Pastor…     Be Yourself?   There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment – you can truly be yourself. — Hope Solo   Have you ever wanted to be someone […]

Look Up!

Feb 14th, 2019

From the Pastor…   Look Up!   I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. — Charlotte Bronte There are two big mistakes to be made in life… always looking back to the past… and always looking ahead to the future.  It’s so easy to do one or the other, […]

What about Rudeness?

Feb 8th, 2019

From the Pastor…     What About Rudeness?   Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. – Eric Hoffer   I’d have to say that I encounter very little rudeness day-to-day. Most folks I meet are polite and courteous. I guess that’s why we notice rudeness when we see it and why it’s so offensive. It is […]

Avoiding or Engaging?

Jan 31st, 2019

From the Pastor… Avoiding or Engaging? You cannot find peace by avoiding life. — Virginia Woolf Have you ever been tempted to just get away from it all? You know, live somewhere far away from anyone and everyone, completely disconnected from problems and worries? That’s what hermits and recluses do; they avoid life. While that […]

Puzzled? Disoriented?

Jan 24th, 2019

From the Pastor…     Puzzled? Disoriented?   I’m really thankful for every experience I’ve had, even the ones that were puzzling or disorienting, because they taught me so much. — Tavi Gevinson Have you ever been puzzled? Disoriented?  Sure, you have. No one goes through life fully understanding what is happening in every circumstance.  Some things […]

Why I hunt

Jan 17th, 2019

From the Pastor… Why I Hunt Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. — John Muir Muir describes what I experience hunting. Getting in a tree stand for even a few hours is an […]