Pastor's Perspective: Words are intended to connect, not divide

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

– Psalm 19:14

Spiritual Perspective: When unexpected health problems lead to saving grace

Life is not fair; it sometimes takes unexpected and tragic turns.

When Becky Pomerleau embarked on a ski vacation in 2014 to Breckenridge, Colo., with her husband, Jeremiah, and her parents, life was good. She liked her job as senior manager at PayPal in Silicon Valley, had a great marriage and wonderful husband, and at 34 years old was in good physical shape. She was a distance runner in college and continued to run regularly.

Spiritual Perspective: Baha'i faith's teachings explore fundamental purpose of life


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Pastor's Perspective: Orchids and dandelions – the differences among us are real:


Approximately 10 years ago, a scientific study of genetics and children’s behavior was published. The findings described, with all of the disclaimers you’d expect, two types of temperament in children: orchids and dandelions.

Wish for the new year: Become the source of peace, comfort


As the holiday season brings another tumultuous year to a close, peace and harmony will once again be the wish and hope of people here and around the world.

I'm Just Saying ... : Interactive gratitude – acknowledging the gift and the giver

It is amazing how we can change in only one day. On Thanksgiving Day, we count our blessings, and the very next day – Black Friday – a national “consumption” day, we revert to “give me more.”

There’s nothing wrong with liking your stuff, but always wanting more is living the lie that it will make you happy long term. We jump from one short-term rush to the next, with no end in sight. It’s the “getting” and not the actual “having” that produces the endorphins.

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