Mark’s Musings – Change

Mark’s Musings – Change

On New Year’s Eve I took some time to reflect on my past, and to think about the new year we have just entered. The most prominent word surfacing in my pondering was “change”. Change seems to be feared by many, while being an unavoidable constant in life. I tend to break change down to two categories. Change that is thrust upon us, and change we initiate. Which kind of change bothers us the most?

Advent/Christmas – Stressful or Uplifting?

Advent/Christmas – Stressful or Uplifting?

How often do we push our way through the Advent/Christmas season? Over the years I’ve heard from so many people who find this time of year to be rushed and stressful. Instead of being a spiritually uplifting season, it becomes something to be dreaded and endured. Every year I hear people complain about Christmas being too commercialized. The good news, though, is we get to determine how we are going to celebrate the Advent/Christmas season. We don’t have to “keep up” with how other people celebrate the season.

Mark’s Musings – Problem or Potential?

Mark’s Musings – Problem or Potential?

My 1968 Mustang California Special is now in the ugly stage. It’s in the body shop for a complete body rebuild. The interior is out, and they have started grinding off the paint. Bondo and paint applied from previous owners/shops is being removed, and we are looking...
Mark’s Musings – When the Way is Unclear

Mark’s Musings – When the Way is Unclear

I was shocked on Sunday that God was leading me without me even noticing (at least at first!). My analytical mind was struggling with a timing issue. It was noon, and Vista de la Montaña U.M.C.’s morning worship service, plus the special groundbreaking service for...

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