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“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers At some point I learned to pray to see with holy sight and to hear with holy listening. I’ve heard Pastor Tiffany say to pray, “Lord, break my heart for what breaks yours.” These prayers sound elegant and they’re […]
Monday mornings, enough said. The worst right? Not too many people that I know enjoy Monday mornings. For some it is the task of realizing that the weekend is over, the alarm clock rings earlier, and there are 5 full days ahead to push through. However, for me I have come to look forward to, […]
Every spring, St. Paul’s celebrates worship with a special music Sunday. Join us this Sunday for an Old Fashioned Ring & Sing with songs of spiritual revival. You will leave with your soul renewed.
I like using chop sticks. It took me a little while to get the hang of using chop sticks but I’m glad I have. I like feeling like I’m sharing in someone else’s culture even if I’m just eating at a restaurant in the middle of Shawnee, Oklahoma. I like getting fortune cookies. Do you […]
Music inspires my soul and refreshes my being. Music can either send me in a tailspin of memories or can totally cause me to have an emotional meltdown. This past Sunday it sent me over the edge, tears pouring down my face. It was during the last song of worship, the Hymn of Joy as […]
In recent months I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in the presence of Fred Rogers. Through his television programs, his writings, and the stories of those who knew him best, Mr. Roger’s has come to life, inspiring me anew. I grew up with Fred in my living room, calmly teaching me about friendship, or […]
It wasn’t the preacher. It wasn’t the music. It wasn’t the theology, or the length of service, or the comfort of the seats.It was the pink carnations! It was Mother’s Day and I didn’t want to go to church. I had declined the invitation to join my parents and planned on meeting up with them […]
April 20, 1999 Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person. – Fred Rogers I was a Junior at Enid High School, it had been a great year and we had just had our Junior/ Senior Prom. […]
For a long time now I’ve either overheard or been a part of debates over the best methods for designing worship services and preparing the messages. As for me, I have to admit… I’m a geek for a good Sermon Series! One big reason I enjoy a sermon series is that I really enjoy theming. […]
Over the past few weeks I’ve been writing a series titled, Be the Village. It has given insight to 4 reasons that we, the church, the village, should be involved in Children’s Ministry. I told of two very special women in my life that helped shape me; helped guide my thoughts and expectations when it came […]