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Having a baby has changed who I am. I knew it would happen, but I hadn’t expected it to be so extreme. My responsibility to and love for this tiny being has me pondering old questions again. 264 more words

Obedience to ???

The message for today, Sept. 28 in our church, St Paul’s UCC in Eureka is as follows. The scriptures used were Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13 and Matthew 21:23-32. 1,764 more words

Life In The Dakotas

Pastors Sound Off: A New Resource from the UCC

Earlier this summer I was asked to contribute an essay to a new resource from the United Church of Christ’s publishing arm. Pastors Sound Off: Causes We Can’t Keep Quiet About  168 more words


Wishy-Washy or Forgiving?

Today I brought visual aids to church to help with the sermon. I placed Snoopy and Charlie Brown on either side of the light that is on the pulpit. 1,530 more words

Layperson Sermons

Clocks, Dinosaurs, and Other Inconvenient Realties: A Sermon on Creation for September 14, 2014

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be always acceptable to you, O God, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. 1,760 more words


September 11: Can We Forgive?

Rev Jane Willis

Sept 14, 2014

Matthew 18:21-35   The Servant Who Had No Mercy

21 Peter came to Jesus. He asked, “Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother when he sins against me? 1,702 more words


Why Church?

Welcome to my world! This question- Why Church? – is a question I wrestle with all the time. Yes, I’m a pastor. Yes, I love the funny, strange, committed, frustrating, compassionate, awesome people I serve and worship with. 214 more words

A New Day