Like a Mustard Seed

The Rev. Rebecca M. Heilman-Campbell Mark 4: 26 – 34 (Selected Verses) The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain (you know it, it’s the giant basilica) is a spectacle, a one-of-a-kind structure like you’ve never seen. It was designed by the famous architect, Antoni...

Preparing for Gratitude

Steve Lindsley Matthew 22: 1-14 (Selected Verses) Today’s parable is a weird parable.  A very weird parable.  There is a reason you probably don’t recall this parable from your Sunday school class or Bible study: it’s routinely skipped over for better-known and...

You Could Really Use a Break!

Steve Lindsley Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 2: 23-28 (Selected Verses) This past week marks the first year that Tam has been with the Lindsleys.  Tam is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that came home with Lorie from Animal Control one day because, to put it somewhat tactfully,...

Jesus, the Unbinder

Steve Lindsley John 11: 1-45 (selected verses) The movie Patch Adams is based on the story of Hunter Adams, a doctor who used his personal experience and pain to treat mentally ill patients with the healing medicine of humor.  There is one scene where Patch visits a...

When Grace Doesn’t Feel Graceful

Steve Lindsley Exodus 16: 2-15, Matthew 20: 1-16 Scripture tells us that “the first shall be last and the last shall be first.”  Where you are in any given situation plays a large role in determining how you feel about that.  As a Panthers, Hornets and Wake Forest...

Move Closer

Steve Lindsley Ephesians 2: 11-22 The family table is set up in the dining room.  Or the kitchen, or maybe the screened-in porch outside.  Wherever it is, meals are consumed there; stories shared, lives made real.  A table where each one gathered around it is held up...