Being Loved, Just For Who You Are

As a small child, I can remember watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood every morning. For me and millions of other children, Fred Rogers was the best friend we had. But besides the lessons, we received on how to tie our shoes or the many imaginative trips we took to the “Land of Make Believe,” there was … [Read more…]

Setting The Table Of Hospitality

It was within the final few moments of our free community dinner program that my congregation runs every Wednesday night in our church basement. This community dinner program, which attracts a wide variety of individuals ranging from college students to those with families, is not only a way for people to build relationships with those … [Read more…]

Seeking Peace, Pursuing It

It was an image that I saw Saturday night on television that seemed long overdue. The image of the New Year’s “ball drop” in New York City officially letting us know that 2016 was over. And it was that image which couldn’t have come any sooner. It goes without saying that 2016 was a divided … [Read more…]