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28 06, 2019

Digging Deeper, by Kristin Tillman

2019-06-28T09:47:04-05:00June 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Digging Deeper, by Kristin Tillman

When I was asked to tell my story, I reflected back on the story I told some 20 plus years ago during the summer. I was asked to give my faith statement at the 11 o’clock service. While those beginning chapters of my story are still the same, a great deal has changed. I was a young stay-at-home mother with two children. I was raised in a home where we all went to church each Sunday, no questions asked. I attended youth group and church camps. I loved the Lord, but mostly my faith was my parent’s faith. I [...]

28 06, 2019

A Way Out

2019-06-28T09:16:53-05:00June 28th, 2019|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on A Way Out

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, I have discovered that most folks don't like to talk about sin much. Actually, I don't like to talk about sin much. But sin is real. It is "crouching at the door." Sometimes, I find myself stuck in a pattern of living and thinking that I know miss the mark. Like St. Paul, I want to do good, but the very thing I want to avoid is the thing I find myself doing. I won't detail it all here where others can read the list - but you know what it is God, and [...]

21 06, 2019

Welcome to Our New Members, by Rebecca Alsup

2019-06-21T09:30:24-05:00June 21st, 2019|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Welcome to Our New Members, by Rebecca Alsup

Click edit button to change this text. One of the best aspects of my role in Connecting Ministries is getting to know the people who join St. Luke’s and hearing their stories. I love to learn about their hopes for membership and what has led them here. Below are some of the things our newest members have shared over the past few months: “We wanted to find a church family.  We recently had our first child, and I’d like her to have a solid foundation, as I did growing up.” “I want to raise my son in a [...]

21 06, 2019

All In, Baby

2019-06-21T09:02:59-05:00June 21st, 2019|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on All In, Baby

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, There are times I think I have it figured out. Things make sense. If I do A, then B will happen. And since I want B to happen, I will do A. I can move down the road confidently toward my goals and my preferred future. But there are other times when I am not sure what I should do. Things don't seem to make sense. Doing A doesn't lead to B like I thought it would. I feel confused, conflicted, uncertain. These are times that I fall on my knees and turn to [...]

7 06, 2019


2019-06-07T09:59:32-05:00June 7th, 2019|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Choices

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, Today, I will make lots of choices, and I need your help. In every moment, and in every opportunity, I pray that... I will choose joy over anxiety and fear. I will choose compassion over apathy and self-centeredness. I will choose positivity over cynicism. I will choose action over complacency. I will choose growth over stagnation. I am not at the mercy of my circumstances, God. I can choose how to respond to whatever comes my way. So today, God, I will let your light shine, and will not put it under a bushel. Like a candle [...]