Where two or three are gathered

Dear Grace Church, On Sunday morning I shared my secret dream of a perfect retirement – of enjoying regular evenings out at the local pub engaged in lively and meaningful conversation “just this side of tipsy”. Well, I have no such place set aside in Des Moines as yet...

Holy Week is here!

Dear Ones, In Holy Week we walk with Jesus and his disciples through the events of the last days of his earthly life–the tenderness, the injustice, the agony, the apparent finality of death. Why do we face into these terrible events intentionally,...

Q&A About Rev. Amy’s Upcoming Sabbatical

Reverend Amy is going away on a sabbatical this summer.  What is a sabbatical? A sabbatical is an extended time away from work for rest and renewal, often including elements of study or travel.  Sabbaticals are common in religious and educational institutions and...