Faith Perspectives Blog

Revelations and conversations about life and faith.
We believe that strong convictions, firm faith, and friendly conversations can co-exist. Browse the Faith Perspectives blog to find stories about how life and faith intersect in the real lives of our staff and church family.
Featured image for “Epiphany Door Chalking Tradition”

Epiphany Door Chalking Tradition

This short ceremony, done on the 12th day of Christmas (January 5) or Epiphany (January 6), is a way of inviting God into our homes and asking him to bless the people we encounter throughout the New Year.
Read More
Featured image for “I Need You”

I Need You

Have you ever offered yourself to someone, to help them, to spend time with them, or to share an emotional connection? Sometimes, when I make that offer, I qualify it with “if you need me.” Do you do that? Why? What do you hope to hear?
Read More
Featured image for “Outdoor Christmas Eve – Candles & Carols”

Outdoor Christmas Eve – Candles & Carols

We enjoyed our outdoor fellowship in Christmas Eve in the Park Manors neighborhood of Chandler, Arizona. What a blessing to have weather that allows us to worship outside!
Read More
Featured image for “Blue Christmas”

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas is an Advent service for people who are struggling or grieving; a service to honor the reality that the holidays are not all joy and light for everyone. If you grieve, if you
Read More
Featured image for “A Christmas Gift For God”

A Christmas Gift For God

WHAT IS the perfect Christmas gift for God? In this quiet Christmas season, maybe, instead of thinking about what our loved ones want for Christmas, we should ask ourselves what God wants for Christmas.
Read More
Featured image for “Christ The King Sunday – Hanging of the Greens 2020”

Christ The King Sunday – Hanging of the Greens 2020

Hanging of the Greens is a traditional Christian ceremony of decorating the church for the Advent and Christmas season.
Read More
Featured image for “Songs for Advent”

Songs for Advent

We hear so many “holiday” songs played throughout the season, but many of them (even though they are fun to sing too) don’t focus on the reasons Christians celebrate.
Read More
Featured image for “The Body of Christ”

The Body of Christ

A Broken Body In early June of 2020, I found out some exceedingly difficult news and it has taken me a while to adjust. To help you better understand why this news was so difficult, let
Read More
Featured image for “Halloween for Hartford”

Halloween for Hartford

It was such a “treat” to shower love (and candy) on the kids of Hartford Elementary school this year.
Read More
Featured image for “Not Gifted”

Not Gifted

Through God, I am gifted with grace, salvation, eternal life, a personality with spiritual talents, and the Holy Spirit. I accepted THOSE gifts a long time ago when I chose to follow Jesus. If I hold onto the thought that I am NOT gifted, I insult God. It is a lie that I tell myself based on the old tapes that run in my head.
Read More