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Lean into God

It can be a challenge to keep our relationship with God a priority in our lives.  We have many obligations that demand our time, our talents, and our treasure.  This is why this week’s scripture, Romans 8:26-39, is one of my favorites.  

So often in scripture, we hear about how important it is for us to be faithful to […]

By |July 27th, 2017|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on Lean into God|

Between a Rock and a Thin Place

I am so excited that Rev. Shannon Wall is our guest preacher this week.  Rev. Wall was a member and a deacon here at WCC in the 2000’s.   She has served churches in Darien and Woodbury.   This week she will preach on Jacob’s encounter with God as he dreams of a stairway to heaven and an encounter with God […]

By |July 20th, 2017|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on Between a Rock and a Thin Place|

The Bible – It’s complicated

The Bible is one of the principle places where we learn about God.   In it we read of the stories of ancient people, like Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, and Joshua.  We learn about their interactions with God.  We see how God shaped these people as they changed and grew.  We learn how to pray through the example of the Psalms.  […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on The Bible – It’s complicated|

Soul Rest

In previous centuries, it was common to hear someone speak of having a “troubled soul”.   We don’t speak that way now, but I think most of us have had the experience of a troubled soul.   We know what it feels like to feel despairing, worried, and overwhelmed.    I think that is what Jesus wanted to address in his famous […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on Soul Rest|

What is the truth about sacrifice?

Most of us have a preference to not talk about sacrifice.  We would love to think that we can have everything we want without giving up anything.  But, of course, that rarely happens.  We can’t play the piano well just because we want to, it takes hours of practice.  A great football team can’t want its way into a […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on What is the truth about sacrifice?|

Drinking the Living Water

Have you ever had the experience of feeling out of sorts, and then realizing that you are thirsty?  If you are like me, after drinking some water you feel a lot better!  Many times we let our souls get dehydrated.  We fail to give them the living water that souls need.  But what is living water and how do […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on Drinking the Living Water|

Setting Priorities – July 12, 2016

The story of Jesus’ visit to Martha and Mary is a familiar one.  If you are like me, you have found it a frustrating one as well.     What is Jesus telling us?   Doesn’t he realize how hard it can be to get everything done?  Doesn’t he understand the pressures that we experience to “get it right”?  This Sunday we […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on Setting Priorities – July 12, 2016|

June 14, 2016

In the wake of the terrorist attack in Orlando, many of us are numb with shock and sorrow.   We also feel powerless to have impact on a world that seems to be filled with hate and darkness.   But we are not powerless.    We have the power to  choose to be people of light.  Light bearers who allow God’s light […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on June 14, 2016|

Living by Grace – 6/9/16

We are so used to working hard and earning everything that we are given, that it can be hard to grasp that God surrounds us with grace.   How do we begin to see the world through the lens of grace?   How do we recognize and celebrate the grace that God is giving us every minute of our day?   This […]

By |June 9th, 2016|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on Living by Grace – 6/9/16|

Spirituality – June 3, 2016

In North America today, there are many people who define themselves as “Spiritual but not Religious”, but what does it mean to be “spiritual”?  To think about it in a different way, what is it about spirituality that we want our children to incorporate into their lives?  In this week’s sermon, we will explore these questions as we look […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Anne's Blog|Comments Off on Spirituality – June 3, 2016|