Pastor Dave's e-Ponderings

October 2016

Experiencing God's Healing

Fellow imperfect pilgrims on this journey,   Last Sunday we were invited to: “Confess our faults to each other and pray for each other so that we may be healed” (James 5:16).  We learned that through the spiritual practice of confession, we leave fear behind and experience forgiveness.  As we share with God and another person our shortcomings and sins, we begin to have a spiritual experience.  At this point we are faced with a choice.  What we do next...

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The Challenging Road to Spiritual Growth

Fellow pilgrims on this journey,   During last Sunday’s sermon I shared with you some questions to ponder.  They were: How do you receive direction in your life? Do you seek it, using it as a way to expand your spiritual growth potential? Or do you resist it and see it as an intrusion?  Who have been your spiritual mentors so far?  How well have you used them?  I share these questions again because building a relationship with a spiritual...

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Letting Go and Trusting God

Fellow followers on this journey,   I've often heard it said that there are two different types of people when it comes to vacations. There are those who want to plan and know what they are going to do each and every day. Then there are the people who do not want or need a schedule, they like the adventure of not knowing what is going to happen. What is your tendency when it comes to vacations? My tendency is to want a plan so I know what to expect.   In our scripture...

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The Spiritual Practice of Openness

Fellow travelers on this road, Tomorrow is the first Sunday in October.  As is our tradition, we will gather around the table at the end of our worship service and share communion with one another.  This Sunday is also the last Sunday to bring donations of gently used household items: drinking glasses, mugs, large plates and bowls, serving size plates &bowls, eating and cooking utensils, blankets and towels, rice cookers and pot / pan sets with lids.  Thank you to those...

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