Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!

Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!

December 2015 Happy Christmas and Merry New Year, Friends and Followers! Our holidays have been merry and bright. This year’s family picture was taken at my son Kevin’s house in West Seattle. We all had a wonderful celebration of Kevin’s birthday and an early...
Ringing in Advent (Part 4 of 4)

Ringing in Advent (Part 4 of 4)

Happy (belated) Fourth Sunday in Advent! For the past three weeks, I’ve tried to ring in Advent with my version of Alan Hirsch’s BELLS: Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, and Sent. Learning to be kind and nice, we share God’s love. Learning to be hospitable, we share God’s...
Ringing in Advent (Part 3 of 4)

Ringing in Advent (Part 3 of 4)

Happy Third Sunday in Advent! In last week’s message we began looking at Alan Hirsch’s five habits of highly missional people: BELLS. We were encouraged to Bless someone in some way every day and to Eat, to share hospitality. Let’s continue. L:...
Ringing in Advent (Part 2 of 4)

Ringing in Advent (Part 2 of 4)

Happy Second Sunday in Advent! Last month I had a chance to get together with people of faith—from my own church, from neighboring communities, from throughout the Puget Sound area. We listened to a wonderful video by Alan Hirsch, an Australian author and missional...
HAPPY CHRISTMAS: From Our House to Your House

HAPPY CHRISTMAS: From Our House to Your House

Greetings! The four of us have become the five of us with Kyle’s marriage to Katie this fall. It was a wonderful celebration on a beautiful October afternoon. Katie is a labor and delivery nurse at Providence Hospital in Everett. Kyle continues at a financial advisor...