My family heritage holds roots in small town America. America Maxfield, my maternal grandmother, lived in a small town in the foothills of Virginia, Big Stone Gap, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains.Read more
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1 NIV). From Sequoia on the west coast to Acadia on the east, with such jewels as Yellowstone,Read more
How do we show honor?
Do we show honor?
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 Does your mind sometimesRead more
Afraid, or fearless and free? Unexpected circumstances, including the Coronavirus resurgence in our state, clouded my thoughts. Photos and social media stories of recent Fourth of July celebrations dared to disappear like the arrows myRead more
I closed my eyes against the forceful fears of the Coronavirus, the racial unrest, and the threat of America becoming a nation I don’t recognize. Quietly I spoke, “Jesus … Jesus … ”
There really is something about that Name.Read more
On July 4th, the United States of America celebrates her freedom, a freedom won originally from England, but a freedom that continues to cost men and women their lives. Our original march toward freedom wasRead more
Fellow Christ-followers, we can boldly pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America because our allegiance first lies with Christ.Read more
“O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet You as the day rises to meet the sun.” These are the opening words, every day, to the guided worship services in Common Prayer A LiturgyRead more
Now that we are all (or almost all) hunkered down to protect ourselves and each other from the pandemic, let’s rethink our relationships. And what do our relationships there look like? Most of our personalRead more