Love > Hate

Scott DowningCulture, LoveLeave a Comment

Black Lives Matter. George Floyd. Protest. Change. Systemic Racism. Riot. Looting. Police Brutality. Derek Chauvin. I Can’t Breath. White Privilege. Fear. Hate.  These are just a few of the words and phrases that have been … Read More

Hope

Scott DowningCommunity, Culture, Death, Faith, Fear, Hope1 Comment

It seems that the world has recently exploded, to a certain degree, with speculation, concern, fear over COVID-19. It has been for a while now, but this week it came home as there are currently … Read More

Leap Day

Scott DowningCulture, Hope, Identity, LifeLeave a Comment

So, Saturday is February 29th, Leap Day, the calendar’s once in every four years way of making up that extra six hours or so that it cheats us out of the other three years in … Read More

Legacy

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This past Wednesday the church went Roller Skating for our February Meet-Up. It was a lot of fun, and also a lot of work. To be fair, I was wearing roller blades, not roller skates, … Read More

Groundhog Day

Scott DowningCulture, Death, LifeLeave a Comment

This past weekend was Groundhog Day, the fateful day when, if it’s sunny outside and Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, then obviously, six more weeks of Winter await, but, if it’s cloudy and he doesn’t, … Read More

Fear and Protection

Scott DowningCulture, Faith, Fear, Life

This past weekend the church had its first Meet-Up. If you missed this and have no idea what I’m talking about, every month we are going to have a free/low cost meet-up event for anyone … Read More

Intentional

Scott DowningCulture, Faith, Life

As I mentioned last week, change is often difficult for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it requires work and intentionality. That intentionality is what I want to discuss this week. Intentionality is vital for any sort of transformation and change, but so often we disregard it in hopes that things will “just happen.”