Thrive: Jesus Feeds Five Thousand – Kyndall Rae Rothaus

If all you’ve got of Love in your trembling hands is a measly five loaves and two fish worth, then start distributing what little you’ve got to your friends and neighbors, and immediately it will begin to multiply.

Thrive: The Pearl of Great Price – Kyndall Rae Rothaus

Imagine that you are 92 years old looking back on your life, trying to determine whether or not you have lived. Imagine there is one thing you did, or one thing you had, or one thing you were, that lets you know: yes, you lived and you can rest in peace.

Thrive: The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares – Kyndall Rae Rothaus

Dream with me. Let’s say, you are a Christian. But you are sometimes embarrassed by this. Those other Christians have given you a bad reputation, you feel.

Thrive: The Parable of the Sower – Kyndall Rae Rothaus

Imagine your ears are a plot of land in the countryside. Imagine everything you hear with them is seed with the potential to sprout. Imagine all seed is good seed.

Heal Our Fears

Heal our fears,
the jagged-scar fears
that slice the skin
of our communion,
rip us one from another,
bleed lines of division.

You (Plural) Are Not Lacking

“You Are Not Lacking.” That was the title of the sermon I planned to preach on Sunday, January 19. But before I got to it, on Friday, January 17, the daughter-in-law of some beloved church members went on a walk near the church in the afternoon and never came home. Her name is Leanne Hecht Bearden.