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Leaving Home

In 1991, as a student at West Chester University and as a new Christian, I began to attend Covenant Fellowship Church. It was the church where the rides from WCU went on Sunday morning, so it’s where I was taken. My first morning in the Gauntlett Community Center in Newtown Square is somewhat a blur, but I do specifically remember singing the chorus to Lord, I Lift Your Name on High! (Remember that gem?)  From…

September 20, 2021

Who Are You Entertaining?

In many ways, this has felt like a long season. So many of the rhythms and routines of our lives have been disrupted, dismantled, or canceled. Milestones, celebrations, and times of mourning bear little resemblance to plans or dreams. Disease, unrest, sorrow, frustration, anger, confusion, exasperation, fear, numbness…have I hit on anything you can relate to yet? Our home is typically a revolving door for meetings, shared meals, neighbors and friends, game nights, and other…

September 13, 2021

Looking for God

Narcissus, according to Greek mythology, fell in love with his reflection as he gazed at his mirrored image reflecting from a stream.  Consumed with himself, things did not go well for Narcissus, and he perished in his self-obsession. 

This story came to mind recently as I read a blog post that discussed the detriment of reading the Bible and looking for ourselves first. The blog writer explained that for years she read the Bible looking for herself first in Scripture, seeking encouragement, direction, and affirmation.

August 23, 2021

Slowing it Down

We invite you to join us for a slow soak in the Gospel of John.

Together, we will watch, consider, study, and worship Jesus, the Incarnate Word.

In our recent women’s Bible studies, we’ve moved at a brisk pace, gobbling up the goodness of the Word and fitting some longer studies into fewer weeks.

August 16, 2021

The Duty of Watching

“And they lodged around the house of God, for on them lay the duty of watching…” (1 Chronicles 9:15).

This verse stopped me the other morning, as I considered the phrase “the duty of watching.” In 1 Chronicles 9, this duty was outlined as the responsibility of the four chief gatekeepers of God’s temple, one on each side: east, west, north, and south. These men were entrusted to keep watch on God’s house, to remain diligent, at the ready to protect against intruders or thieves.

August 9, 2021