Busy Is Normal

Rev Dr Ricky James Busy is a badge of honor in our world. Kids activities, volunteering, staying late at work all make us feel successful. And leaves us overcommitted and under slept. In quarantine, we’ve been forced to work less, go slow, and find a new routine....

Enough – Rev Sharonda Medina

Enough – Mother’s Day Service – Rev Sharonda Medina Proverbs 31:30-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 31 Give her a share in the fruit of her hands, and...

The Temptation of Jesus

Wisdom From The Wilderness – Rev Dr Ricky James One of the common myths of humanity is that “the ends justify the means.” And so we’ll often skirt around the truth, or take short-cuts, or make moral compromises; all the while telling ourselves that it’s ok if we...

Elijah and the Widow of Zarapheth

Wisdom From The Wilderness – Rev Dr Ricky James The Prophet Elijah announces to the King that a great famine is coming, and then promptly skips-town. In the wilderness he learns to depend solely on God’s provisions: first in the form of birds, then in the unexpected...

Crossing the Red Sea

Wisdom From The Wilderness – Rev Dr Ricky James As we continue in this unprecedented time of a global pandemic, we feel as if we are lost in a wilderness, unsure of what will happen next. Yet as we look to scripture, the wilderness has often been a place where...