October 22, 2021

There is an old Quaker story told about a king who asked for an inventory to be taken of all the flowers in his kingdom. He sent out a census taker...

October 21, 2021

Pastor and author, Tod Bolsinger writes “Resilience (according to at least one Wismer, is the combination of creativity and adaptability) is about the capacity to maintain core purpose and integrity in...

October 20, 2021

Just about every morning Miranda Esmonde-White (aka Esmerelda) appears on the TV screen. If you don’t know “Esmerelda” no worries. She is a Canadian fitness trainer, former ballerina with the National...

October 19, 2021

As I continue to explore the notion of servant leadership, I discovered the second core quality is humility. Webster’s Dictionary defines “humility” as “the state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride...

October 18, 2021

The phrase “servant leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay he first published in 1970. In the essay, Greenleaf said: “The servant-leader is servant...

October 15, 2021

There was once a famous Bavarian-born British painter, pioneering film director, composer and artist named Sir Hubert von Herkomer.  Herkomer was born in the Black Forest, and his father was a...

October 14, 2021

Caring deeply for others provides a way to share our lives with those around us. The scripture says it this way “We are determined to share with you not only the gospel of...

October 13, 2021

The security question for logging into one of my very useless accounts was “The first car you remember?” (I changed the question to “Your mother’s maiden name?” But that’s not the...

October 12, 2021

On Sunday we held the first of three SURE (Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity) Listening Sessions after church.  Around 20 folks participated in our discussion which was centered on the...

October 11, 2021

While sitting in my favorite chair, I began thinking further on yesterday’s (ever so well received) message, and I read the following: “Throughout history, affluenza has infected great empires to one...

October 8, 2021

Another beautiful Friday.  Hope your day is blessed. Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cell phone on a bench rings and a man engages the...

October 7, 2021

While working on the sermon for Sunday (Mark 10:17-31) I stumbled upon an article by Barry J. Bryan entitled “Relationships in the Age of Consumerism.” He writes: “Though glossy advertisements are...