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October 29, 2019

Our daughter Samantha taught us early on the importance of cheering from the sidelines. When Sam was growing up, my husband Chris and I used to joke that she had only 2 speeds. Warp and passed out. When Samantha was awake it proved a herculean effort to get her to sit...

July 26, 2018

A few short weeks into traversing what had turned out to be the most challenging trial of my life thus far, one of my most treasured friends, Joanie (although friend is not a strong enough appellation, she’s…my person. Meredith Grey/Christina Yang style) made the mista...

October 26, 2017

There is nothing like loss and grief that can shake your world to its core.  Having recently lost my mother to cancer there is simply no preparation for that type of loss.  It has caused me to reinforce my belief in some core principles found in the bible.  Here are a...

September 4, 2017

The two Sundays following the Charlottesville riots along with all its social and political fallout I felt the need to address it with the Living Hope congregation. I chose to look at the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter five.  These powerful words caused me to h...

May 4, 2016

A few years back a large denomination decided to ban the popular modern hymn “ In Christ Alone” due to its lyrics “on that cross, as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied.” They had asked the songs writers to change those lyrics to “the love of God was magnified.”...