Christian Community

Christmas Blessing

May your days be merry and bright! And if they aren’t, may you be a light in the darkness. May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill! And if it doesn’t, may you be love, reflect joy,…

God of Change

I’ve been thinking a lot about life and death lately. One of the differences between life and death is that, when something is alive, it grows, changes, and adapts. Things that don’t grow, change, and adapt are dead. Which makes…

When Storms Come

Storms come. Winds blow and rains ruin plans. What you thought would be will not be. So when storms come, welcome them. Enjoy the cool and take the rest. What you thought would be may be later. Funerals happen. Loved…

No Matter What

Not many of you know this about me, but I absolutely adore my kids. Well, maybe you did know that, but I don’t think you understand how much. Let me try to explain. ********* One of my kids got off…

Come and Sit by Me

When nothing is as it should be And everything’s all out-of-wack, Come, take rest, cut yourself slack, Come and sit by me. When you’re tired of making them happy And they won’t look out for you, Come, in peace, stop…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love this time of year. Three of my favorite holidays are found in these final months of the calendar year: Halloween, the best holiday, with its opportunity to be a light in the darkness and to remember our mortality;…

My #1 Tip for Spiritual Growth

I’ve been on an adventure to grow as a follower of Jesus for several decades now.   I’ve tried a lot of different ways to continue to grow and become more and more like Jesus, who seemed to captivate everyone…

Serving Together: A Letter from Steve

Serving Together I am so thankful to be a part of Christian Community! This is true for a number of reasons, but most recently I am thankful for everyone’s desire to be a part of the ministry we share. Last…

Flip the Table. Flip the Script. Change the World.

When I was a server at Zio’s, sometimes a group of guests (from now on lovingly referred to as a “table”) would come in and sit at one of my tables, and for no particular reason, they were angry with…

We Are Christian Community

I’ve often wondered what congregations would be called if we named them for what they are. Would “First Christian” be “We Sing Hymns and Only Hymns”? Would “North Baptist” be “Great Children’s Program”? Would “Oak Valley Presbyterian” be “The People…