How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

Unseen helpers

On the eve of my first official Sunday Service in Bovill, I was in a flat out panic. This was not a simple kind of panic but rather the kind that probably called for some sort of medical intervention.  After I’d paced, fretted, read and re-read my sermon, threatened to...

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Prayerful Moments

Am I praying in the “right way?” As a youngster, I prayed, “Now I lay me down to sleep…” before drifting off . In church, I learned how to bow my head and be silent, to kneel sometimes when praying, to stand and sing prayers aloud. But, I never really...

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The Report on the Annual Report

Thanks to a lot of hard work by a lot of people, our 2015 Annual Report is out! This is a major project for us in the office. It’s a killer too because it’s squeezed in right after all the Christmas programs and activates – which is a really busy...

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Colors of the Rainbow

Papiha Ghosh once said, “In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow.” I love this quote, not only because I am a teacher and I’m blessed to see into the minds of children who love...

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A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

I thought I would deviate a bit this week from my usual Pet Theology. Sometimes life presents a different view from the silliness and joy of my dachshunds. I’ve enjoyed listening to Pastor Craig’s sermons on living and dying well. This past weekend a situation gave me a moment to...

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City Mouse Gone Country

Good Morning from sunny Bovill, Idaho! Let me start by thanking all of you for your well wishes, your words and notes of encouragement, and your prayers of support.  This has been a…well….strange transition, but with the love of my Church Family and my eyes on the Lord’s plan we’re...

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A Family of Orphans

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18 There is a great comfort in this promise from Jesus – but there is also a very painful truth in it. In a way, while we are here in this world, we will always be orphans....

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Pebbles in Heaven

In high school I had a friend who had a girlfriend – and then he didn’t. She dumped him. He didn’t understand why. A look of shock and bewilderment and hurt pushed through his macho exterior and painted his face sad. I didn’t know what to say. Her leaving him...

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Christmas Traditions

This month has sure been full of events and special gatherings. Sometimes I feel like a circus clown juggling many colorful balls at once trying not to drop one or in other words, have something fall through the cracks for the church. I’m grateful for congregation members and staff who...

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My Peace I Leave You

As many of you have already heard, I have been honored to be called to be the Commissioned Ruling Elder at Bovill Community Presbyterian Church in Bovill, ID. I truly appreciate the words and notes of encouragement that you all have shared with me and I can’t express to you...

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