Of The Utility of Wealth…

Many of you know that this summer I’m pursuing a Certificate in Financial Management as part of my continuing professional education.  Shockingly, I did not learn any finance while in seminary.  Math has never been my favorite and finance has been a blind spot...

Of Lenten Prayers…

During the season of Lent we pause to practice the Christian disciplines of confession, repentance, and fasting.  But it’s also an opportunity to renew our practice of celebration and joy.  While we do seek to be introspective and penitent in Lent; this season...

Of Prayers for 2017…

In 2016 I encouraged you all to join with me in praying three prayers: 1) that Jesus would be Lord of Gardens Presbyterian Church; 2) that the Holy Spirit would come in great and greater abundance and power to Gardens Presbyterian Church; 3) and the Spirit of God...

Of a Sprouting Branch…

During Advent it is most appropriate to spend time reading and reflecting on the Old Testament – in particular – the words of the Prophets who wrote to call Israel into a faithful relationship with their YHWH God, to remind Israel of God’s faithfulness,...

Of Being a Part of the Mission…

This Sunday during worship at GPC we will dedicate our Faith Promises.  Faith Promises are what we at Gardens call our pledges and they are our opportunity to be apart of God’s ongoing mission at Gardens Presbyterian through our financial contributions and...