Blog – Hope from Hood

Do You Remember?
in Encouragement, God

Do You Remember?

The summer after third grade, my family rented a large van and drove across the country to California. Two stops that I can remember vividly were the Morman Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah and the...

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07 Jun 2017
A Deeper Welcome
in Church, Welcome

A Deeper Welcome

Welcome. It seems such a simple idea practiced through friendly greetings, warm invitations, kind receptions, complimentary acknowledgements, and attentive presence. Yet true welcome is far more elusive than we typically think. It is commonly said...

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06 Jun 2017
Summer's Almost Here
in Encouragement

Summer’s Almost Here

Summer is right around the corner: hot weather, cool pools, bright sun, lush mountains, beautiful oceans, incredible destinations, excited friends and family. It is that time of year when so many of us are ready...

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05 Jun 2017
The Story of the Ehad
in Church, Inspiration

The Story of the Ehad

Journey back with me to a story I shared on Pentecost Sunday a year ago about the oneness and unity we celebrate as a diverse community created and brought together by God through the workings...

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30 May 2017
Stargazing
in Inspiration

Stargazing

Some of the most profoundly peaceful moments of my life have been in the stillness of the night gazing up at the stars. Looking endlessly towards giant balls of gas billions of miles away can...

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24 May 2017
Stump The Pastor
in Hope from Hood, Updates

Stump The Pastor

I love good conversation, especially when it is about the deep, spiritual parts of life and faith. I actually enjoy struggling through tough issues, whether about God, life or the community around us. In fact,...

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22 May 2017
The Elephant in the Room
in Encouragement, God

The Elephant in the Room

Have you heard the one about the blind men and the elephant?  Actually there is an ancient Indian fable about six blind men describing an elephant after they have each touched a different part of the...

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18 May 2017
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