8.28.16, Imperfect Joy, Rev. Kent Matthies

One of the great joys of summer is reading a good book. I recommend “The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder” by Erin Blakemore. Two of the chapters “Happiness” and “Indulgence” explore classic novels, which include female characters finding joy in the midst of the most challenging of circumstances.  In the novels, […]

8.21.16, Unplugged Summer and Beyond, Rev. Kent Matthies

This sermon was rescheduled and reframed from when Rev. Kent originally intended to preach it on Father’s Day.  Due to the Orlando shootings that Sunday’s message was changed.  Today we explore the relationship between technology and living a good life.  Computers and screens often increase information, effectiveness and joy.  However, they often cloud decision-making, and […]

8.7.16, Finding Joy, Dr. Jean Wilcox

There’s a famous quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Whether Lincoln was really the source of this quote or not, I believe it. My life experiences have convinced me that joy is a matter of attitude. I believe joy happens because we welcome […]