Category Archives: Reflections

Patient Endurance

Dear One, I’ve been feeling like Mrs. Noah lately. I referenced the Ark in last week’s letter. At the time I pictured it being a place of safety & refuge, which of course it was, but this week I’m feeling the other … Continue reading

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Couples Dine Out

On February 28, 2020 many “young and fun” couples from our congregation got together to dine out. We talked many things, including about our children. Here is our group picture that we hope to get together again.

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Bless You

Dear One, You may already know.Last Monday, my husband of 30 years moved out, for all the right reasons. Dan works at Landis Homes Retirement Community. His coming and going from home, in order to provide for others, was putting … Continue reading

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Psalms for the nations

Ruth Charles has been taking comfort from the Psalms: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV) The pandemic is affecting … Continue reading

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Jesus’ name

Ruth Rohr shared that she is missing our singing together. Ruth was reflecting on the songs #106 and #237 from the Hymnal Worship Book had thoughts for Palm Sunday. “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”. Do we realize how … Continue reading

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If you have extra

Eldon Nafziger reminds us (in a Facebook post) of Luke 3:11 which says, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” As a church family we … Continue reading

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Pick a “P” and Pray!

Dear One, It began when we were separated from loved ones. Hubby and I were self-isolating in the best possible way, tucked into the woods of Maine in a lakeside cabin. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary, unreachable for 12-glorious … Continue reading

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Find Rest

Dear One, I’ve sat down to write this letter multiple times now.  I have so many words.I have no words at all. The words I have clamber around me as if not ready to leave.  Or maybe it’s me doing … Continue reading

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Take Courage

Dear One, The other morning amidst waves of grief, I found myself relating to the Apostle Paul on a boat in a storm-swept sea (Acts 27): Confined with other stressed out people. Being blown off course by a wicked & … Continue reading

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