Aldersgate United Methodist Church is now Dayspring Arcadia. Join us Sundays at 11am for services!

Festival of God’s Creation

One of my fondest childhood memories is hiking with my dad and his Boy Scout troop with my older brother […]

Spring, Lent, and Easter

A popular camp song contains the line, “What a wondrous time is Spring, when all the trees are budding . […]

Lenten Reflections

The season of Lent will soon be upon us. The first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, happens to fall on […]

Happy New Year

Philips Brooks, who gave us “O Little Town of Bethlehem” for Christmas, has given us another gift for the New […]

Christmas Blessings

A number of years ago, Janice and I had the good fortune to visit Amsterdam. It was April and the […]

Gratitude

What are you grateful for? Last month we had our annual church conference, which is always an important time to […]

Tide Pools

When I was a boy, long before high-rise condos lined its beaches, my family would visit Rocky Point. At low […]

Painting the Stars

Vincent van Gogh was a P.K. (preacher’s kid) who reckoned he would follow in his father’s footsteps. A missionary stint […]

The Nature of Joy

The Nature of Joy I’m reading a wonderful book called The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, […]

Summer Sabbath

“In the morning, long before dawn, Jesus got up and left the house and went off to a lonely place […]

Easter Reflections

I love Easter Resurrection Sunday. In fact, it’s my favorite Sunday of the year. I remember as a child, I […]

Teach Us To Pray

Do you know where your cell phone charger is right now? Do you pay attention to how long your battery […]