Posts by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

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Friday, September 22nd

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, I was doing one of my stoplight devotionals this morning—that is when I read one of the scriptures I’ve printed on an index card that I keep in my car’s cup holder; yes, while at a stoplight. Anyway, today’s scripture was Psalm 24. The entire psalm is shared below but it’s first […]

Friday, September 8th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, This Saturday at 2pm we are celebrating and blessing the 100th house with River Valley Habitat for Humanity. All are welcome to attend this short ceremony; details and directions are at the bottom of this e-votional. Our congregation was honored to sponsor this house, just as we sponsored the very first Habitat […]

Friday, August 24th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, This morning the church’s custodian Curtis Mitchell walked in my office and told me this story. He said: “A man in my church asked me a couple of weeks ago, ‘What would you have tomorrow if all you had was what you’d given thanks for today?’ Well,” said Curtis, “I thought about […]

Friday, August 11th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, We are continuing our study of the Letter to the Philippians in church this weekend. This letter from Paul offers some of the most well-known and beloved quotes from all of Scripture. Here is one from chapter 2: “If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing […]

Friday, August 4th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, First Presbyterian has hosted 65 children at Vacation Bible School this week! Yes, it has been as noisy and busy as you are imagining. [NOTE: If you would like to see some fun pictures from the week, there will be a slideshow running in the Parlor all Sunday morning for any who […]

Friday, July 21st

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, During this season of travel, we are continuing with our traveling songs from the Psalms of Ascent. Today’s psalm is one of the shortest, only 3 verses long, and may not be as well known to you. It is Psalm 131: My heart is not proud, O Lord,  my eyes are not […]

Friday, July 14th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, In this month of much travel, we are continuing to consider the great traveling songs of the Bible, the Psalms of Ascent (see last week’s e-votional for more about these psalms). This week we have the beautiful and deeply honest song of Psalm 130:   “Out of the depths I cry to […]

Friday, July 7th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, As we settle into the heat of July, many of us are travelling. In response, we will consider some of the travelling songs in the Bible. These songs are called the “Psalms of Ascent” (Psalms 120-134) and they were sung by folks as they traveled to Jerusalem for various Holy Days. They can […]

Friday, June 30th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, July 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays, in part because it falls near my own birthday (true confessions!). But I love the picnics and the music. I love the fireworks and the bunting and the parades. As Americans, we know that we are grateful to have been born in […]

Friday, May 12th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Each Wednesday I lead chapel for our Hobson preschool students. I would not describe this time as quiet or reflective. It is more like (in the immortal words of Roger Miller) “rollerskating in a buffalo herd.” One of the traditions we have developed during this time is a short song we sing […]