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“Our Family Tree: Ruth”

“Our Family Tree: Ruth” Ruth 1:1-18; Romans 12:9-13 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn December 10, 2017 In my family tree, there are moments when women were asked to save the day. When my cousin’s mother died giving birth to him, their young aunt was called away from her dream of living in New York City. She’d […]

“Our Family Tree”


“Our Family Tree” Matthew 1:1-6, 16 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn December 3, 2017 (VIDEO UNAVAILABLE)  “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled…” It is easy to […]

“Resilience: The Waiting Game”

“Resilience: The Waiting Game” Psalm 130 The Reverend Phillip Blackburn November 26, 2017 Have you ever scrolled through one of those websites that advertises vacation homes?  You know, you type in your destination and what type of place you want, how many bedrooms, whatever, and a bunch of options appear on your screen.  One of […]

“Resilience: The Joy Harvest”

“Resilience: The Joy Harvest” Psalm 126 The Reverend Phillip Blackburn November 19, 2017 It’s hard to go back to places you loved.  Tasha and I spent a couple of days in Austin last weekend on our way home from our clergy retreat, and I have to admit I find visiting Austin to be somewhat bittersweet.  […]

“Resilience: Love That Won’t Quit”

“Resilience: Love That Won’t Quit” Romans 8:31-39 The Reverend Terry McLellan November 12, 2017 Pastor Eugene Peterson tells a story of being in a line to give his annual blood donation.  The clerk asked him a number of questions, as they do, to qualify him as to whether he could give blood.  She got to the […]