Posts from August 2019

Posts from August 2019

When you don’t know what to say . . .

Saturday I attended our annual Presbytery gathering STEPS, where the whole presbytery comes together at MPPC for workshops, worship and fellowship.    One class I attended discussed what to say and not to say in challenging situations. Too often, even though we care, we don’t say or do anything because we are afraid we will say or do the WRONG thing. In a congregation…

Thoughts and Prayers

In this age of “political correctness,” I guess it is no longer meaningful to tell someone you care about and who has experienced some set back, like illness or the loss of a loved one, “they are in your thoughts and prayers.” I am a card writer and note sender and I pay attention to the ‘”complementary close,” that phrase that comes before the signature. I don’t toss…

Proclaiming the Good News

“After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.” Luke 8:1 “I bring you good news of great JOY that will be for all people.” Luke 2:10 Last week, we took our grandchildren to Atlanta and went to the World of Coke. At the beginning of the tour, we saw a brief six minute video. I have to tell you it was…