Dark Skies and Bright Light

Dark Skies and Bright Light

As a kid growing up in East Williamson NY, I remember how early darkness descended on our little town during December. Early in the month, the sun sets around 4:30pm with last light occurring at 5:05pm. For much of winter, evening activities around town are done in...
Jesus Reigns in Every Season

Jesus Reigns in Every Season

We’re officially in the Christmas season. You can see it. You can hear it. The evidence is all around us. Front porches and shrubs adorned with colorful lights. Inflatable Santa’s and Frosty’s staked to the ground, sometimes found side by side with plastic shepherds...
The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The reason I like it better than Christmas is there aren’t as many expectations (materialism, gifts), and it doesn’t carry the same relative tension (Santa vs virgin birth). Thanksgiving is simply a season of being thankful, and...
Ancient of Days

Ancient of Days

This past Sunday, we sang a new song during Sunday worship entitled “Ancient of Days” by City Alight. While the song was new to me, the phrase “Ancient of Days” is not. The Ancient of Days is a title for our great and mighty God. It is my favorite title for God, and...
Let Peace Rule in Your Hearts

Let Peace Rule in Your Hearts

I have seen much that has troubled me in these many months. Not only me, but many of my friends, our community, even the whole world. The entire world has been racked by the coronavirus. Our country has been torn apart as we’ve counted deaths from Covid-19 and racial...