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Back to the Basics

May 25, 2017

This is an excellent article written by someone fed up with big church productions and rock bands. I happen to agree with a lot of what he says. Although not a deal breaker, I can only handle it in small doses. But having said that, attending one that has a band, but teaches the Bible, is preferable to one that doesn’t and tries to rewrite it. My preference for music does not dictate my church, God does. I just do it in smaller doses, like I said.
Outside of church, it’s rock and roll all of the way.

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Good Friday

April 14, 2017

Today I changed out our chapel to reflect it being Good Friday.  I will be off for the Easter holiday, so I’ll take this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed remainder of Holy Week, and Happy Easter.
chapel good friday

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Holy Week

April 9, 2017

Our home chapel, prepared for Holy week…
Chapel on Holy weekoutside chapel on Holy week

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2016 Christmas Letter

December 22, 2016

Coming up with a Christmas Letter for this year was hard. So much has gone on. So many tests, and trials. From horrific events in the news, to losses both near and far. Spiritually, mentally and physically speaking, not one part, or aspect of my life has been left unscathed. It would be easy to sit and wallow in despair, but I won’t do that. To paraphrase Mr. Samwise Gamgee, “There’s some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for”. Even in the darkest of days there is hope. If God is our father, and God is love. Practice love. A kind gesture.. Random acts of kindness. Just one smile. When put on a balance, these acts of kindness can outweigh the heaviest of times. And no gift of love or charity outweighs the other. All gifts of love are created equal, as long as it’s from your heart. Give what you can. Love always. Don’t give up the good fight. Merry Christmas! Blessings and peace be upon you!

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Losing My Religion

November 14, 2016

In the past, when there were elections, our reverend simply said for us to vote our conscious.  I had always admired that.  Allowing us to remain as one, despite our differences.  Conservatives versus progressives, rich versus poor was never an issue the entire time I’ve been going to our church. Then things changed. During this whole election process our reverend became very outspoken, politically speaking. Things started to change. Cliches began to form. Adult formation became a chance to push agendas.Then political memes, or rather, memes aimed at a certain political party began showing up on our church FB page. So I’m here to say that I’ve had enough. Look, not judging is a fine thing, but rewriting the Bible to go along with  a political point of view is another.  God is supposed to change you, not the other way around. I can be a bit of a hermit occasionally, disappearing for short periods of time. Every time I came back, it was worse. I soon realized that those times were becoming more frequent and lasting longer. So here I am saying goodbye, I guess, to my church home. I will miss it. At least the way it was.  I was married there, and there was a time when it was the most comfortable I had ever felt in a church. What a waste.  What a shame.