Anxiety Control w/ Jesus

Hello Church Family, this is Pastor Phil. Pastor Paul writes in Philippians 4:6, do not be anxious about anything. In the normal day to day of life that seems like a hard pill to swallow, let alone when a crisis has gripped our country and world.  Anxiety can feel like an all-encompassing force that weContinue reading “Anxiety Control w/ Jesus”

Sermon for March 15, 2020 for Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Hello Church Family, this is Pastor Phil. Please know that you are in my prayers and I’m looking forward to speaking to each of you this week. Early this week we received news from the memory care unit where my grandfather is being cared for that his facility is closed to visitors, family, and allContinue reading “Sermon for March 15, 2020 for Gethsemane Lutheran Church”

Why Do Good Things Happen?

Yesterday marked another anniversary of 9/11 and after that event people flooded into churches and synagogues looking for stability in a world that seemed to have gone out of control. We know life is filled with crisis, trauma and pain, on an individual scale and for a whole country. We get used to the goodContinue reading “Why Do Good Things Happen?”

It’s the little things…

It’s the little things in life, right? Sometimes the devil is in the details and it is the little things that you miss that trip you up. But in a positive light it is also the small things that often mean the most, not the grand gestures as much as the daily caring and loveContinue reading “It’s the little things…”

Christmas vs. Easter Throwdown!

“Christmas is the most important holiday!” I don’t know how my son and I got onto this conversation. I think we were talking about our favorite seasons and I mentioned that Autumn was mine because I love Halloween. Philip said that it seems like all of the other holidays are just one big build upContinue reading “Christmas vs. Easter Throwdown!”

Will you accept the challenge?

Do you like learning? Knowing you, there will be a number of different answers to that question, like: yes, I love learning, no, not really, learning is too much like school, or I like learning new things but by watching the history channel, working on engines, or reading books. The great thing of about learningContinue reading “Will you accept the challenge?”