Pastor Jim’s Blog

Saint Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine’s Day

Weekly Word This is a holiday to celebrate love! That means many people feel left out, sad, wishing that they had someone to get flowers from, or someone to send flowers to. Many will re-read old Valentine’s Day cards from dear loved ones who are gone. This melancholy...

read more
God Bless the Human Race

God Bless the Human Race

God Bless the Human RaceWeekly WordIn March, I will be taking 30 TLC Pilgrims to Israel. This year will be the 25th anniversary of my first trip in 1995. Israel was never on my list of places to go. Four of our “more senior” female church members took me...

read more
Weekly Word: Do Not Be Afraid

Weekly Word: Do Not Be Afraid

“Do not be afraid. Fear not.” That word from God to humans appears 365 times in the Bible. Is that a coincidence? For each and every day in the year – 365 times - God tells us not to be afraid. And yet, we are afraid. When we are born, in our purest state, formed by...

read more
Lessons From Preschool

Lessons From Preschool

Lessons From Preschool For the past 22 years I have lived with a Preschool Teacher. (I am her long-term, perhaps never-ending, project.) Kindergarten teachers are very happy when they get Trinity Preschool graduates. They know that our 5-year-old graduates...

read more
Optimism in 2020

Optimism in 2020

Optimism in 2020Weekly WordFelicia and I watched the new Netflix documentary called “Inside Bill’s Brain.” It is a three-part series offering insights into the genius of Bill Gates. It is fascinating, to say the least. Bill Gates reads 14 books a week; he...

read more
Weekly Word

Weekly Word

Weekly WordThe Seahawks are in the playoffs after an agonizing finish to the regular season. They literally missed winning the division by inches. But this Sunday at 1:00, they will be playing in Philadelphia. That means that their schedule will not...

read more
Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories

Weekly WordIt was a day that I will never forget for a variety of reasons. Thirty-eight years ago today, my Grandmother Elliott died. She loved Christmas. Christmas in my family revolved around my grandmother; at her house each Christmas Eve there would be...

read more
Advent: A Season of Waiting and Preparing

Advent: A Season of Waiting and Preparing

Weekly WordWe began our Advent journey as we always do. On the first Sunday of Advent, we gathered for worship and lit one candle on the Advent Wreath. The candle is known as the Prophet’s Candle. It remembers the prophets of God who foretold the coming of...

read more
Blessed to be a Blessing

Blessed to be a Blessing

Weekly Word I received a thank you card in the mail last week. “Pastor Jim and Trinity Church, our hearts are so humbled and thankful for your extremely generous check!!! We were able to purchase an entire case of the extra-large cans of Nutramigen formula for our...

read more
The Walking Dead and Other Great Halloween Topics

The Walking Dead and Other Great Halloween Topics

Weekly Word My grandson is three years old. Camden said, “Mom, I want to have a conversation with you. A conversation, okay? About being dead?” He then asked his mother, “Where is heaven? Where is God? Can you still walk when you are dead? Are there any scary monsters...

read more