The Morning After Death

I really like this blog: “The Search” by Brett McCracken. He writes about his spiritual journey and also writes great movie reviews. A man after my own heart. Yesterday, he wrote beautifully  about the death of his grandmother and quoted this poem by Emily Dickinson: The Bustle in a House The Morning after Death Is…

Transitions matter…

Saw a fascinating story on the Today Show today. You can watch it here. Here’s the facts in brief: In a downsizing similar to what’s happening in the Catholic Church all over the place, the Boston Diocese decided to close St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church. A few days BEFORE the official decision, the Diocese changed…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

There continue to be a lot of visitors this Summer. Pastor Chuck has always said this–and, as usual, he’s right. 🙂 The irony is that about the time we “regulars” are willing to take it easier when it comes to the church thing is about the same time there are people coming to us to…

Face the music

I’ve been thinking about my mom a lot this week, for some reason. Neva Rose Stewart Steege. She died almost ten years ago, of breast cancer (I can’t believe it’s been that long!). This might sound strange, but she died well. She shared her faith until the end. She told the truth about what was…

Tidings of comfort and joy…

Have you ever noticed how the holiday season is a mixed bag of emotions? I am so struck by it this year! I know people who Have children (ages four, six and eight) who literally giggle with glee and anticipation with every Christmas carol and package that arrives in the mail–pure joy! Have a brand…

Always Giving Thanks…#6

Today’s Top Five Things I’m Grateful For About First Trinity: For our lovely facility! It is a beautiful place to work everyday and–more importantly– to welcome those who don’t yet know Jesus.  For our card ministry, which I know personally has helped many many through difficult times in their lives. For the chance to host…