Fresh Air

Fresh Air

I’m really trying to concentrate on my work today but I’m really having a hard time. The noise down the hall is distracting, but not as distracting as the bright sunshine and sweet fresh air that is wafting through the building today. Today, the aging, leaky windows that have plagued our west corridor of late…

The Opposite of Frog

Like many of you, we spent last weekend pulling dusty tubs of decorations from the attic and transforming our home into its festive state. This year, as we finished the tree and I set the angel on the top as the final touch, a look of concern spread across my two year old’s face. “I…

Expectations

The following guest post was shared by Summer Intern Jennifer Edwards as she reflected upon her time at Holy Cross this summer. I was the crazy kid who went to high school in Texas and took German as her foreign language. Everyone would ask “Well what good is German going to do for you in…

“Measure in love”

After a busy summer of activity around Holy Cross, things have been noticeably quieter this week, allowing me to reflect a bit on one of the busiest, but most exciting summers of ministry I’ve experienced in a while. I noticed the other day that as I considered all that God had done over these last…

He Gives Melons for Compost

If you stopped by church last week, you likely went home with a cantaloupe. We sent some home with volunteers, some went home with summer camp families and I even offered one to the AC repair man! All those amazing melons came from our Community Garden which is beginning to take shape after months of…

Not exactly an obituary….

As flu season hit its peak this winter, I got a bit of a shock one afternoon in the carpool line as my 9 year old climbed into the car. “Well,” she announced, “as of this afternoon, five kids in my class have gone to a better place.” Apparently the look of concern on my…

The question I most dread……

Every time we host a big event like Saturday’s Community Egg Hunt, well meaning friends will inevitably descend on me with one question.  It’s the question I most dread.  The one thing everyone always wants to know is….. “Was the event  a success?” I know what they are asking.  They want the opportunity to rejoice…

The Great Flood of 2014

There has been a lot of discussion this week about Noah, the big Hollywood film about the Biblical hero and his ark.  Not having seen the movie myself (my movie going experiences at the moment are usually limited to G rated family films), I do not feel qualified to comment on this movie or its…

FAQs about Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, and the first day of the Lenten season of the church year.  The following list of FAQ’s (or Frequently Asked Questions) accompanies our Family Ministry devotional bags each year, but I thought it might be a great time for a little review for those of us who may want to know…

On a Mission to Serve

Holy Cross is beginning 2014 with series of sermon messages titled “on a Mission to Serve.” In this series we have been unpacking the Mission, Vision and Core Attitudes that will be guiding our ministry priorities and decisions. These have come out of many hours in prayer, study of God’s Word and deliberation by the…