Enter 2019 by pursuing peace

I entered the church, turned and found my old friend standing just a few feet from me. Until she smiled, I didn’t recognize her. But only one person smiles like that. We hugged, opened our mouths, and started in, just like old times in another church foyer. Back then, we almost …

Offering plate oops

When the ushers in the church I attended last week counted the money in the offering plate, they found something they didn’t expect. I don’t know what, but I know they didn’t expect it. I also think they likely had a good laugh at me behind my back. I understand. …

The Preacher and I spoke at one of our former churches a while back. The platform seemed lower and wider, but the church had changed little in two decades. It took a long time to get to my seat—too many friends lined the aisles. And I would have missed Lisa …

Why bother going to church?

  Some Sundays, I confess, I wonder why I bother attending church. Not because I don’t love God, like the people, or appreciate the pastor. Not even because it’s inconvenient to do so. I’ve spent most Sunday mornings of my life in a church pew. But I confess I’ve developed …