According to John Gottman, gridlock occurs when a conflict makes one feel rejected by one’s partner. They keep talking about it but make no headway, become entrenched in their positions and are unwilling to budge.
A love map is that part of one’s brain where one stores all the relevant information about one’s spouse’s life, such as their worries, hopes, and goals in life; their history; and the facts and feelings of their world.
When life is at its hardest, it is so easy to go back to our old ways. It’s easy to go back to life before Jesus with old habits, before our baptism and not living in light of God’s love, to return to the life before a changed heart. Life can be altogether different as we follow Jesus, but life is going to test us. When it tests us we either withdraw, shut-down, stand-up. It becomes an opportunity for more…
Just as Jesus changed the water into wine, so He changes our heart. When our heart is changed we no longer see as others see but as God sees. We love as God loves. Nurture our process of salvation. Discipleship Pathway Emphasis: Nurturing Sunday January 20 2019 John 2: 1-11 Rev. Todd Harris
What if we truly lived our lives knowing that we are a beloved child of God? On this Sunday, we’ll remember our baptism and know we are loved, knowomg we don’t have to live by the world’s standards. We’ll discover the possibilities in our baptism by saying yes to life. Discipleship Pathway Emphasis: Inviting Luke 3: 15-17 Sunday January 13 2019 Rev Todd Harris
It occurs to me that life can be altogether different when we meet Jesus again and again. And while we’ve had just one baptism we will experience many conversions. Just like the Magi meet Jesus, we meet Jesus again and again. Discipleship Pathway Emphasis: Worshiping Sunday January 6 2019 Matthew 2: 1-12 Rev Dr Abe Smith
Sunday December 30 2018 John 1: 1-5 Rev. Jessica Wright, preaching
Christmas Eve December 24 2018 Rev Dr Abe Smith, preaching
Christmas Eve December 24 2018 Isaiah 9: 2-7 and John 1: 1-14 Rev. Todd Harris, preaching
Sunday December 23 2018 Rev Todd Harris, preaching Luke 3: 1-6
What if we could exchange our despair, chaos, fear, bitterness, and darkness for the very best God offers through hope, love, joy, peace, and light?
December 2 2018 First Sunday of Advent Luke 21:25-36 Rev. Todd Harris, preaching Exchanging gifts comes with the season. Sure, sometimes gift exchanges are a hassle, but in the end, we occasionally receive that for which we’d hoped.What if we could do the same the heaviness that comes with Advent? What if we could exchange our despair, chaos, fear, bitterness, and darkness for the very best God offers through hope, love, joy, peace, and light? It can be ours if…