Posts from April 2022

April 26th update from Bobby Kirkpatrick

Dear Friends,  In the weeks following Easter, it is the usual pattern in the church to continue to remember and reflect on the resurrection of Jesus. It’s not lost on me that this occurs during the springtime, when we are seeing new life blooming all around us! What seemed dead in winter is suddenly alive again with warmth, flowers, and even the spring rains that bring all of this beauty to us. Jesus himself used seed and new life imagery…

April 19th update from David Bridges

Christ is risen!  First Corinthians 15.20 says, “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead. He’s the first crop of the harvest of those who have died.” What the Apostle Paul says about resurrection from the dead has certainly been meaningful to Rochelle and I this week.  Her dad, who was 95 years old, passed away last Friday morning, very quickly and apparently easily.  He was a faithful man.  He grew up in a tiny town in Oklahoma, and…

April 5th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! Long ago I heard someone say that the Lenten season was a time when the Lord does some spring cleaning in our lives.  He said that the time of Lent was meant for us to invite God into our lives in order to do cleansing work.  I have often thought about that metaphor each year during Lent and have actually visualized the rooms in my house while asking God to reveal ways in which some spring…