Of Our New Mission…

Today, I am pleased to reveal to the congregation for the very first time the fruit of nine months of diligent prayer and work by you the people of Gardens Presbyterian Church.  The fruit of which I am speaking is our church’s new mission statement and congregational...

Of Meeting with Troubles…

This morning during my time of morning prayer I read this passage from John Bunyan: “…they have left their house and home, and turned pilgrims, seek a world to come, and they have met with hardship in the way and they do meet with troubles night and...

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 Once Being Lost…

The lights were dimmed, candles lit, and paintings depicting God’s amazing beauty and power displayed in creation framed our space for worship. Instead of being seated in the green chairs of the sanctuary, we were seated in the red chairs of the choir loft, creating a...

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...