Posts by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

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Friday, December 7th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, I was reading a Mary Oliver poem called “Prayers” this morning as part of my devotional time and here is a line from it: “this isn’t a contest but a doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.”   That thing that is not a contest but a […]

Friday, November 23rd

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Happy Thanksgiving! We can already sense the frenzy of December’s busy-ness even here in November. What a wonderful time it is, then, to stop and breathe and be thankful. In preparation for Thanksgiving, I have been rereading the “Thank You” section of Max Lucado’s book Before Amen which he spoke to the congregation about […]

Friday, October 12th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Earlier this week we were blessed to host Dr. James Lee, associate professor of the history of early Christianity at Perkins Seminary in Dallas. One of the things he taught us about the early Church was that they did not struggle with the truth that Jesus was God. That was not controversial […]

Friday, October 5th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, I hope many of you got a chance to hear our King Speaker, Kaitlin Curtice, this past weekend. In her afternoon session, she said something that had me grabbing for my purse desperately trying to find a piece of scrap paper so I could write it down. She said, “My existence is […]

Friday, September 21st

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, We have three adult Sunday School classes now! I hope you have taken the opportunity to dip into one of these options—Elder Larry Price teaching Acts, Rev. Phil Blackburn have conversations around interesting podcasts, and me teaching the book of Revelation—for I am certain any of them would be both an educational […]

Friday, May 11th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, I have shared this in an e-votional before but wanted to share it again since this Sunday we will be focusing on the parable of the lost sheep. Whenever I now think of a shepherd, I cannot help but think about our Australian Shepherd dog Murray. He spends most of his time […]

Friday, April 27th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Wednesdays are my day to lead chapel with the Hobson preschoolers. Yesterday we jumped around to a silly song about rain, did our sign language Lord’s Prayer, I taught the Bible lesson (which was on the coming of the Holy Spirit), and we ended on our favorite: the train song (“this train is […]

Friday, March 30th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Many times I have been asked, “Do you worry about hell?” Or, put another way, people ask me, “Are you afraid of God’s judgment?” It would be the height of ego to claim to fully know the will of God but, I must share with you what I share when asked this […]

Friday, February 16th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, As we struggle with the reality of the school shooting this week we are grateful for our faith’s rich history of lament. “How long, O Lord?” cry the psalms and we join their voices. Since I heard the news I have been thinking about how our Lord knew something about the deaths […]

Friday, January 19th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Prophets, by their very nature, come from the fringe of society. I heard a prophet preach a few months ago when singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard growled the lyrics, “And the days that I keep my gratitude Higher than my expectations Well, I have really good days.” (Mother Blues) This message was squeezed […]