Teachers Change Lives

Good afternoon, friends, this is Pastor Don. I noticed that this week is Teacher Appreciation week. We have a number of teachers, administrative personnel, and retired teachers in our congregation and I want to say how grateful I am for all of you and for what you...

A Little Bit of Sunshine

Good afternoon, friends, this is Pastor Don. I wanted to share just the outline of an article Mary Ann referred to me the other day. It is entitled: “Five things to be optimistic about in America today.” and it was written in April by Noah Smith who is a Blogger, a...

Be Still in God’s Presence

Good afternoon, friends, this is Pastor Don. Mary Ann and I just came back from a trip to Cleveland and then a short three-night stay in Amish country in Holmes County. It was such a refreshing and renewing time. There were all of the things you expect in those...

God of Mystery

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don. I don’t know whether I am a typical human being or one-of-a-kind, but I find myself pondering the questions of life and my faith on a fairly regular basis. I suppose my parents would have considered that a lack of faith,...

Eclipse – Mere Mortals

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don. I hope you don’t mind if I reflect a bit on the recent phenomenon of the eclipse! I have to say that I wasn’t prepared for what it was like to be right in the path of the total eclipse! Mary Ann and I set up our lawn chairs...

Choose Life

Good afternoon, friends, this is Pastor Don. I’ve been sitting here in my office pondering what it must have been like first of all, to discover the tomb where Jesus’ body was placed after the crucifixion to be empty! That was clearly stunning, to say the least. But...