The Spirit Newsletter April

Posted By on Mar 28, 2018

Spring is finally here! Winter hit us very hard; storms left thousands of people without power, yet another shooting at a public high school in Parkland, Florida, families loosing loved ones unexpectedly, and many of you dealing with illness. Our desert journey was not a mere metaphor for reflection, we have been knee deep in sorrow. Yet as people of the resurrection, we are comforted by God whose prescence is our strength in times of...

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The Spirit Newsletter March

Posted By on Mar 1, 2018

TheSpiritNewsletter– MARCH A good thing about celebrating Lent during winter, is that we get to entertain images of the desert heat. I know some of you are sneering, because you dislike the heat in any form. This desert imagery is a helpful reminder that this season is intended for us to intentionally welcome discomfort. We are not wired to cause ourselves displeasure. Our egos are consistently seeking a comfortable place. Why...

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Love is in the Connections

Posted By on Feb 1, 2018

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13. Jesus gave his life for each one of us, his friends, because he loves us like no other. This is the example he gave us, of the kind of love we were to have for each other, neighbor and stranger. Because of Jesus, we no longer have to die on a cross, or fear death because of his sacrifice. However, loving people the way Jesus expects us to...

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