We've had several weeks of typical Tucson summer heat, where the temps reach 105 or more and we stay indoors as much as possible. The extreme heat and lack of water stresses the wildlife, and I've noticed especially the lack of activity among the birds, who do their best to find shade and slow ... Continue reading

Is the Sabbath just about resting?

On another Sabbath day, a man with a deformed right hand was in the synagogue while Jesus was teaching. The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.But Jesus knew their thoughts. He said to ... Continue reading

Find rest in God

Anna Aven of Deep Soil has written a nice piece on Psalm 62 and finding rest in God.This is one of the most critical and difficult aspects of our faith, one that everyone struggles with, one that is at the very heart of what it means to walk as a disciple of Christ. God wants us to learn to rest ... Continue reading

To sleep, perchance to dream

The woods are lovely dark and deep, But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep. And miles to go before I sleep. —Robert Frost We met on Sunday to worship and celebrate the Master's Supper. Paul addressed the congregation. Our plan was to leave first thing in the morning, but Paul ... Continue reading