Three Things

It is Labor Day weekend – already! Whatever your plans are – one more family trip or relaxing at home, the weather promises blue and sun-filled skies! It does not sound too complicated, does it? Yet, underneath the canopy of beautiful skies, lies a world with many complicated issues these days. If we consider the minor prophet’ Micah and his words (Chapter 6, verse 8 – what God requires of us), we can make a difference. They are: to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. Let’s open our eyes and not be blind to seriously working on these things to make the world a better place.

St. Thomas UCC worship podcast Sept. 6:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uYjgy9O8ED6m62V9n_UKM5xde-OhX_k1/view?usp=sharing

Plans…What Plans?

My plans, like so many others, have changed multiple times in this season of uncertainty. That is not necessarily a bad thing. I am simply noting that it has been difficult to make plans – for anything – without a few revisions since mid-March. Thank goodness, God has plans for us – plans of hope and a future (Jeremiah 29: 11)! I find comfort in knowing that. I hope you do, too.

St. Thomas UCC Worship Podcast 083020 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bTZyNoN-Vys4jqHM0aOvazMxK-2RP2tb/view?usp=sharing

Thankfulness

Have you noticed the sun is rising later and setting earlier? A sign that summer is waning. All the more reason to take a moment today to share with others how they have made a difference in your life. Thankfulness expressed, is powerful.

St. THOMAS UCC OUTDOOR WORSHIP IN THE GROVE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th @ 10:15

St. Thomas UCC podcast worship August 16th

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oZ3cytIF0d6xFh59beuTGLXOmUmlZ7fM/view?usp=sharing

God’s Eye

Look at this field of sunflowers. Everyone loves sunflowers, I think. Imagine, in one sunflower there can be up to 2.000 seeds! Now, if God’s eye is on the smallest creatures, like sparrows and sunflowers, then certainly God’s caring eye is on us all the time, too! I find comfort in knowing that. I hope you do.

 St. Thomas UCC podcast worship service 8/2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17RrldoVzyCI_aNliWyzRcuXkH5lpvRmf/view?usp=sharing

Change

Butterflies were dancing on my lavender bush, I was told. I was sorry I was unable to see them! Then I got to thinking, about their life – how beautiful they are and all the changes they have to experience to attain that beauty! Each butterfly goes through a metamorphosis: stages that include an egg to a larva, then to a pupa, and then to an adult.

We have been experiencing a multitude of changes in our lives, too. Some changes easier than others; some changes have been good; some not so much. But the simple gift of a butterfly reminds us that there is always hope, even in change.

St. Thomas UCC worship podcast July 26 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xzoYktvfzkFBiFLfd-YdGyc6NtjS0l7M/view?usp=sharing

A Beautiful Morning

While I cannot clearly see if it is a beautiful morning, there are ways I know. I can feel the slight warmth of the sun on my face and the whisper of a breeze passing by. I can hear the birds singing and the stillness around me, simply listening to the tune they are singing. Though blurry, I can see the collage of color in front of me, knowing the flowers are in full bloom and likely dressed in dew.

Yes, it is a beautifu; mornng. Let’s rejoice, and be glad in it.

St. Thonas UCC podcast worship for today: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HueTTfqOu-VaunzG5wGy5SHAB6NXWp3-/view?usp=sharing