Welcome to Pastor Cathy's blog on life and faith!

Pastor Cathy takes a brief writing break during July and August. Look for the next reflection after Labor Day!


This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season; a series of days and weeks that invite us to pause from the rush of our lives and take notice of what is happening within and around us, as we look toward celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ into the world.  This...

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Thanks for Giving

One of my favorite television commercials is Walgreen’s “Thanks for Giving.”  It’s a play on words with children from around the world playing in the background and having the very best time: Thanks for giving Leeann the strength to outrun her brother. Thanks for...

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One of my dear friend’s mom has Alzheimer’s disease.  It’s a day-to-day journey but he handles it with great care, patience, and fortitude.  Sometimes, he shares stories about how her memory has diminished over the years.  For example, she often asks for relatives who...

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Thoughts and Prayers

There was a moment during worship last Sunday when I looked at my watch and it was 11:23. There was no way of knowing then how that exact moment would later trigger such a connection to a fellow faith community hundreds of miles away in Sutherland Springs, Texas. ...

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Like many Americans, I was riveted to the television screen for three days back in October 1991 as then, 35 year law professor Anita Hill sat in front of the United States Senate Judicial Committee and described story after story, incident after incident of sexual...

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This Sunday is Laity Sunday at our church.  It has long been one of my favorite days of the year as members and friends lead almost the entire worship service and share faith stories that give witness to their experience of God in the day-to-day. We engage in...

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