St. Ignatius of Loyola was a Catholic priest who founded the Society of Jesus in the early 1500s. Members of this group are known as Jesuits, and they are recognized for their missionary efforts throughout the world. In his pursuit of Jesus, Ignatius sought to cultivate an attitude that he called “indifference.” When we hear […]

 (Edited from August 2012) Over the years I have been blessed to help with various small building projects on mission trips and around the church. While I don’t have a lot of experience in areas of construction, I’ve enjoyed catching glimpses of skilled craftsmen at work.  When these opportunities arise, I often try to learn […]

– Pastor Brandon’s Article from the June 2019 Newsletter Throughout the New Testament, we read about people whom we might consider giants of the faith. Names such as Peter, John, and Paul stand out among the apostles as we read page after page recounting their experiences with Jesus and study their writings inspired by the […]

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– Pastor Brandon’s article from the April 2019 Newsletter  The city of Jerusalem and the temple of the Lord Almighty lay in ruins. Because of the disobedience of the Jews, the Lord had withdrawn his protection from the nation, and foreign invaders had conquered the land and carried the people into exile. But now, decades […]

– Pastor Brandon’s article from the December 2018 Newsletter “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you, ‘Be of good cheer.’ It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Happy December everyone! The holiday festivities are in full swing. Pumpkins are out and trees are in. […]

– Pastor Brandon’s article from the November 2018 Newsletter In the gospel of John, Jesus describes himself as the good shepherd. He exclaims that he has come so that those who trust in him may be saved–that they may have life, and have it to the full. As the good shepherd, he offers eternal life. […]

– Pastor Brandon’s article from the September 2018 Newsletter “Don’t forget to ‘WIP’ your time!” That’s a funny little phrase that has made its way into normal conversations at our house. “WIP” stands for something like “work-in-process,” and at Hannah’s office they use the phrase to remind one another that when a particular task is […]

– Pastor Brandon’s article from the July 2018 Newsletter “Dad!” – I couldn’t tell you the number of times I hear that name every day. William and Kate love to have me around, and whenever I’m with them I feel like I am constantly in an echo chamber. “Dad, dad, DAD!” Usually, they call out […]