I am really looking forward to 2017! There is so much possibility, a blank slate awaiting us with every new year. At St. Luke’s, we are calling 2017, “The Year of Gratitude!” Gratitude opens the door for a new beginning. Even if you are at rock bottom when you start 2017, I believe it is […]
There is so much inspiration we can draw upon, leading up to the birth of Jesus. After learning that she has become pregnant, Mary goes to see her cousin Elizabeth. She provides Mary with incredible encouragement and kindness. God used Elizabeth to encourage Mary and I believe he still uses us today to encourage people in our lives.
The Season of Advent begins on Sunday! The Advent sermon series planned this year is titled, “The Roadmap to Bethlehem,” and I wanted to give you a glimpse into the treasures I believe we can uncover when we look at this journey together.
Election Day is finally here and I have just three things I want to share with you. 3 things that each of us can commit to doing to continue to make a positive difference, regardless of who becomes our next President of the United States of America.
To be human is to mess up and make mistakes. We hurt one another, whether intentionally or unintentionally through snarky Facebook comments, text messages, email and even in person. Still, God offers us unconditional love and acceptance through grace.
There is a growing amount of research to support the idea that our mindset and emotional state greatly impacts our reality. In other words, it’s exactly what we read in Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks, so he is.”
Our son, Paul is a little more than 6 months away from beginning his career as a vascular surgeon after years of schooling. As I thought about this idea of delayed gratification, I realized that this is so often the price you pay to live out your calling.
Every Sunday for two and a half years, a team of dedicated volunteers have worked to transform a middle school cafeteria into a place of worship for the St. Luke’s Edmond campus! The time has come to move into a new building and with the celebration of the grand opening set for Sunday, October 16, I can’t help but reflect!
If you know me, you know I love to talk about dreams. I believe God calls each of us to constantly dream new dreams for our lives. As adults, we have to really work to awaken this spirit of dreaming within ourselves.
You may have seen in the news this week that it is a historic time at St. Luke’s with the repair of the carillon bells! Nearly 14,000 pounds of 60-year-old church bells are being taken down for repair this week and will be shipped to The Verdin Company in Cincinnati, OH for restoration. This process will take approximately eight to nine months!