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All Will Be Well

“All will be well, all will be well, all manner of things will be well.” –Julian of Norwich (14th cent.) […]

Celebrating Creation

Reflections April 21, 2021 Today is EARTH DAY 2021!  This is our time to both celebrate the wonder that is […]

Passover and Easter

Ordinarily, we’d be in one of the busiest seasons of the year for musicians now. But since we’re not meeting […]

Finding Hope

Dear Dayspring Family, Here we are again, experiencing the season of Lent. It was during this time last year, we […]

Love Divine

John Wesley composed a prayer that is especially fitting for the New Year. If that name is unfamiliar to you, […]

Paraments

Parament or Parement: from Late Latin paramentum, adornment, parare, to prepare, equip); a term applied by ancient writers to the […]

Advent Illuminations

Advent is a drama set in four acts. The first act is set in darkness, and we are drawn back […]

Finding Comfort

In a recent sermon I shared a story John Bell relates in his new book, “Living with the Psalms.” Rev. […]

Paul’s Attitude in Prison

Two years ago, on the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday, “The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela” was published. Mandela, the man who would become President and Healer-in-Chief of South Africa, wrote hundreds of letters — to prison officials, family and friends – during his 27 years of confinement, from Nov. 7, 1962 to Feb. 11, 1990. The New York Times characterized the volume in five words: “Hope is a powerful weapon.” Read More…

Natural Gratitude

My daughter Claire and I managed to escape the heat of the Valley (and isolation of our home) by pitching […]

Open or Closed?

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free, Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, […]

A Message From Pastor Jeff

“I can’t breathe.” We just celebrated Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, which was marked by the rush of wind […]

The Church

WHAT IS THE CHURCH? Each day I receive a devotional message from Frederick Buechner on my phone. For a long […]