A New Kind of Life

A New Kind of Life

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don. I’ve been reading a spiritual memoir entitled: Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir by Joan Chittister. It’s been very helpful to me and this morning, she reminded me of the passage in I Peter: “For you have been born...
Changing of Seasons

Changing of Seasons

I know all of you do not resonate with this sentiment, but I love the change of season and I do love the Fall season, even though I know what’s coming. I guess the routine of hot weather makes me long for the first day when you can see your breath in a big puff on a...
Hiding Place

Hiding Place

I want to say a big “thank you” to Joyce Rieves for doing those good One Calls of hers while I’ve been gone. It was much appreciated. As most of you know, just a few days ago, Mary Ann and I got back from a wonderful vacation to various places in Europe.  And you...
You Did It!

You Did It!

I just reread my article from the August Journal and in it I spoke of the upcoming Block Party. I said: “It will be fun, but if we stay alert, it will be much more than that.” You did and it was! I was asked to be the Grill Master and from that place behind the grill,...

Intentional Positivity

By the time you all receive this August Journal, the St. John’s Block Party will be history and we will have more first hand experience with the idea. I want to share with you a few thoughts concerning why it is that I am in favor of ideas like this. I believe that...
Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap

Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don. Last Sunday I preached on “Just Do it,” which, of course, is the theme of the Nike commercials. There are so many things that need someone to “Just Do It” in order to assure that God’s will is done on earth just as it is in...