Ten years after Mother Teresa passed away, the world was shocked to discover that for the last 50 years of her life, Mother Teresa had struggled with doubts, and feeling as though God were distant from her.
In the 1972 classic children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Alexander knew from the moment he woke up that it was going to be a bad day…
September 26, 2021 homily on James 5:13-20 by Pastor Galen More than a Pat Answer Christians are often known, for better or worse, for the pat answers that we often give in the face of pain and suffering. When someone endures unimaginable tragedy, one of the things religious folks often say is, “everything happens forContinue reading “The Power of Prayer”
September 19, 2021 homily on Psalm 1; James 3:13 – 4:8a by Pastor Galen “And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.” Dealing with Weeds I am sort of a “wannabe” gardener. I really enjoy two aspects of gardening – planting and harvesting. I love going to the gardenContinue reading “A Harvest of Righteousness”
9.12.21 homily on James 3:1-12 by Pastor Galen When I was learning how to drive a car, I remember thinking to myself that driving was nothing like I had imagined. My main experience with “driving” prior to that had been bumper cars at the amusement park, go-karts, and video games. But driving a real vehicleContinue reading “Taming the Tongue”