Be Not Discouraged

by Pastor Martha

I went to bed Sunday night feeling down and beating myself up a bit.  I’ve been discouraged at the lowered attendance in worship over the last month and was disappointed at the lack of foot traffic at the Car Show.   As I laid awake in the night and churned everything over in my head I […]

Faith or Fear?

by Pastor Martha

We’ve been reading “Fearless” by Max Lucado for our Bible Study.  One thing I have come to realize is that I definitely tend toward fear as much as I preach that faith is the way to go.  I learned in CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) to be more aware of myself, so I am trying to […]

Chuck Knows Ushers

by Pastor Martha

I recently attended another church and found myself fumbling through the books to find the right page number when it was time to sing a hymn and then read a prayer.  I of course found it a bit too late the first time…This experience reminded me of how others (or even how long term Methodists) might feel […]

Life after Delivery?

by Pastor Martha

As we near the resurrection I would like to share a story I read from the Vail’s Gate UMC newsletter which was originally from a Tumblr post called “Transcend.” In a mother’s womb were two babies.  One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?  The other replied, “Why, of course.  There has to […]

Faith Resolutions

by Pastor Martha

How can we make our faith journey development into a “habit and ritual”? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” (Aristotle) There are certain things we do every day, brush our teeth, snap on our seatbelts when we get in the car, check our emails, voicemails and […]