Living Room Summit

  • CELEBRATING A LIFE, PASSING ON A LEGACY

    [W}e will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might and the wonders that he has done ... that the next generation might know them ...                 … Continue reading

  • EASTER TRADITIONS

    Three years ago, I thought very intentionally about our Easter traditions.  My daughter-in-law’s beloved father died of cancer just before Ash Wednesday, so the Lenten journey reminded all of us of a very personal stake in the resurrection.  Our daughter-in-law … Continue reading

  • HOW DO WE WORSHIP WITH CHILDREN?

    WELCOMING CHILDREN Smile at children and their parents.  No scowling!  Greet them. Children are not the future of the church, they are the church.  At baptism, we welcome them to God’s family and promise to journey with them. Catch their … Continue reading

  • WHY DO WE WORSHIP WITH CHILDREN?

    WHY DO WE WORSHIP WITH CHILDREN? Research tells us that children who worship with their parents are three times more likely to grow into adults, who have a life-transforming faith in Jesus Christ and who are connected to a worshipping, … Continue reading

  • LOVE ONE ANOTHER

    Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one       another.  Just as I have loved you, you also should love one     another.”                                                                                       John 13: 34 What would it mean to love one another as … Continue reading

  • ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

    On June 25,1967, the Beatles sang All You Need Is Love live on the first T.V. show seen by satellite over much of the planet.  In a pre-interview, they announced, “We’ll sing All You Need Is Love.  It’s a kind … Continue reading

  • EVERYDAY LOVE LETTERS

    Why do so many of us save up expressions of love for Valentine’s Day?  Love letters don’t need to be reserved for courtship, nor do they always need to be handwritten missives.  What might happen if we expressed the love … Continue reading

  • DOING LENT IN YOUR FAMILY

    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 13th this year. Lent refers to the 40 days plus six Sundays preceding Easter. Lent is a season to prepare our hearts and minds and lives for God’s ultimate gift in Jesus’ crucifixion and … Continue reading

  • TIME: GOD’S GIFT TO FAMILIES

    Yes, I do know how busy you are!  Your calendar is packed full.  Your “to do” list grows every day.  So many people of all ages need something from you.  Occasionally, even you need to eat and sleep. But I … Continue reading

  • FAMILY DINNER: A HOLY SPACE

    While they were eating, [Jesus] took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body”…                       … Continue reading