Gratitude

2019 mood is ____________. Throw some suggestions at me.  We are 16 days in what is the general mood so far?  What is the tone on campus? Daniel Goleman author of Emotional Intelligence suggests that leaders transmit their mood to those around them.  You are all leaders here tonight.  Whether you feel like one or…

Dear Twenty-Something, Starr Burroughs

So until you’ve gone through difficult times, until your patience has been stretched to the max, until you’ve been confronted by all the worst sides of yourself, and until you’ve come to the end of yourself, you may not understand what it means to endure. 

Sarah Hahn

When a friend of yours is given an opportunity to speak on the power of our words to a group of students that include your daughter, and it’s just SO GOOD you, (ie me- Charity Rattray) publish her talk and encourage everyone, (ie you reading this) to read it.  Sarah, an illustrator, worship leader, and…

Advent Christmas Day

“Let every heart adore, let every tongue confess, let all prepare Him room, for the One who stepped down into darkness to save all people has brought me great joy, glad tidings, peace, and forgiveness. Here I am to worship.” Lizzy Vick “The thing about Jesus is- He lived it. Contrary to common belief, there’s nothing new here- it’s all the same stuff that has been happening, cycling through humanity since the beginning. But Jesus isn’t this thing that sees everything from above in a heavenly realm with no idea of the sorrow, the heartbreak, the struggle that this life…

Advent Week 4

Would you believe it? Could you find a way to hope for that promise to be fulfilled? How did they keep the hope? 

I think it was through remembering and reminding. It was through often remembering the Word of the Lord. By remembering regularly that the same God who split the sea and led Israel out of slavery in Egypt, would do it again. It was through father reminding son, mother reminding daughter, prophet reminding a people. The Way Maker was making a way.  

Advent Week 3

Would you believe it? Could you find a way to hope for that promise to be fulfilled? How did they keep the hope? 

I think it was through remembering and reminding. It was through often remembering the Word of the Lord. By remembering regularly that the same God who split the sea and led Israel out of slavery in Egypt, would do it again. It was through father reminding son, mother reminding daughter, prophet reminding a people. The Way Maker was making a way.  

Advent Week 2

Would you believe it? Could you find a way to hope for that promise to be fulfilled? How did they keep the hope? 

I think it was through remembering and reminding. It was through often remembering the Word of the Lord. By remembering regularly that the same God who split the sea and led Israel out of slavery in Egypt, would do it again. It was through father reminding son, mother reminding daughter, prophet reminding a people. The Way Maker was making a way.  

Advent Week 1

You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard. Acts 22:15 (NIV) What have you to tell?  Words often fade from our strong voices in the daily grind of life.  We no longer speak of the events that once made our faces light up with great joy.  We unfortunately often tell of the current struggle,…

Dear Twenty Something, Lynda Murphy

Dear 20 Something, The question was asked of me if I had the opportunity to share some wisdom to an audience of twenty somethings, what would I say? I am not sure that I can share something profound or even something that you’ve not heard before. In fact what I have to share you’ve probably…