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Releasing Your Wild Soul

My mind is rolling down a path of “connecting words” this morning… come along.   Advent comes from the Latin word adventus which means “coming or arrival.”    Say that word out loud… “Ad vent us.” …

An Advent of Imagination

Welcome to the Advent Blog.  It is a different kind of Advent and this will be a different kind of blog.   We are going to Imagine,   Sit back, take a deep breath and open your mind to an Advent of Imagination… On November 15th…

#14 Live from the Hot Dog Stand

We are shaped by our experiences.  Our lives are marked by where we were in those “life moments.” I remember sitting in front of the TV set with my parents in November of 1963, watching the news footage of the shooting and death of…

Go Ahead God, I'm listening.

Go Ahead, God.  I’m listening.  I have been trying to write a blog about the fear of disapproval for the past four days… I can’t.  I simply cannot.  Like so many of you, I am in quarantine.   I am…

Day 12 Learning How to Be Alone

The good news:  if you are afraid of being alone… you are not alone, most people are.   I talked about it in my sermon this morning.  The deep fears behind being alone are the fears of being lonely, and the fear of…

Day 11 - Let Us Pray

I interrupt this regularily scheduled blog for a word of prayer. What a day it has been. Today (like most churches) we at Royal Oak First moved all of our worship to "on line" services and we closed the doors to the church for all services,…