Upcoming Events...

June 14th @ 10:30am- Michelle will be the guest speaker for the Sunday worship service Cathedral in the Pines at Itasca Park, MN. Here in the midst of God's creation, we worship. Benches are provided; however, you may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the park! In the event of rain, services are held in a nearby shelter.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Radical Life in the Grind

Yesterday in 8th grade Social Studies, after discussing the Dark Ages, I asked if anyone would want to have lived during that time.  One student replied flippantly, 
"Yolo, man.- You only live once!"  
The youth cry Yolo in defiance- seeking to gratify their own desires- for they only live once. With more than words, he expressed a common belief: that this is all there is- so gratify your desires @ whatever the cost! I cringed.  Probably not from what you think. I know that is a common motto of those in this world. Jesus came to save the very ones that cry that out.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

But the well is deep...

As I read Oswald Chambers this morning, I couldn't help but share it. As I shared in my previous blog, our Bible study theme this year has been “Come Thirsty.” And I believe we have. Like Christ at the well with the Samaritan woman, I believe God has offered us Living Water each time we met- just for the asking. And yet, although we know we are thirsty and drink that in, there are some very deep wells that seem unsatisfied for me and for others.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Come Thirsty


 What do you thirst for?  
"If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.” -Jn 7:37

I live in a place where clean healthy water has been more than available to me. All too often I have disregarded the needs of my body for something that tingles my taste buds.

In July of 2008 I was on mission trip in Crimea working with Orphans Hope and the children of Kerch, Ukraine. As we traveled, we had been instructed NOT to drink tap water unless it had been boiled- so our choice would be bottled water: with or without carbonation, or "bubbles." In one seaside town of clean healthy water was in short supply making it not at all uncommon for public water supply to be unavailable for awhile at a given time during the day. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

I hate it when...


I hate it when I have to get water from the sink because my fridge's filtered water dispenser is broken.


I do hate it. But, it's bound to happen when the temperature is -50 below zero and the front door is blown open in the middle of the night. At that temp it doesn't take long to freeze anything in it's path; like refrigerator pipes.  Well, that is, until the door is shut, the heat is cranked up and the house begins to warm; and along with it....the pipes.   

"Michelle... We have a problem!"