Blog – Hope from Hood

Hosanna!  Save Us!
in Encouragement, Lent

Hosanna! Save Us!

Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,  “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David. Hosanna in the...

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15 Apr 2019
Lent 5 - Prayer Chair
in Encouragement

Lent 5 – Prayer Chair

Settle into the chair and breathe deeply. For losing touch with the creation of which we are a part… forgive me. For the times when I don’t let things unfold in their own time… forgive...

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10 Apr 2019
Need Balance? Just Breathe!
in Encouragement, Updates

Need Balance? Just Breathe!

Sunday’s message is right here, just in case you missed it! Un-busy: Balance Next Steps from Sunday’s Message Reflect: What did you hear differently today about “timing” from today’s sermon? How does the context of...

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08 Apr 2019
Lighten Your Load
in Encouragement

Lighten Your Load

 Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure...

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01 Apr 2019
Celebrate the Organ
in Welcome

Celebrate the Organ

Praise him with tambourine and dance;     praise him with strings and pipe! -Psalm 150:4   Did you know that Hood Memorial has had a pipe organ since 1923? Did you know that our organ...

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27 Mar 2019
Lent 3 - Prayer Chair
in Lent, Prayer

Lent 3 – Prayer Chair

Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God. For losing touch with the big picture and what’s important… forgive me. For the times when I’ve lived to work...

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26 Mar 2019
Focus
in Encouragement, Lent

Focus

Reflect: Being busy can cause us to lose focus. How does busy-ness impact your focus? When you lose focus, how do you refocus and tune-in to God and to the big picture? Reflect: Who are...

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25 Mar 2019
Too Busy To Be Present...?
in Encouragement

Too Busy To Be Present…?

On Sunday I asked a question in worship: Have we been too busy to be really present with one another? In our society which believes that time is a commodity, this is an important question...

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20 Mar 2019