It’s Time!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: I think it is time.  Time to jump back into church life and community.  Time to serve.  Time […]

Pruning

I was reading Henri Nouwen the other day about pruning. Pruning means cutting, reshaping, removing what has diminished vitality in our lives. Nouwen said that grateful people learn to celebrate even amid life’s hard and […]

An Excellent podcast

I wanted to take the opportunity to share a podcast I’ve started listening to lately.  It is called Good Faith and is hosted by  David French and Curtis Chang.  I have found them to take […]

Love your Neighbor as Yourself

Philipians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.  NIV One of the things I love about Jesus is His humility and love of all people—to […]

What Will My Decision Be?

I recently read five questions to ask yourself when you are in the decision making process (by Andy Stanley) and wanted to share them with You! The Integrity Question:  Am I being honest with myself? […]

Time for Reflection

2021 is drawing to a close.  It is a good time for reflection. Following are a few questions I recently read online: What is the greatest lesson I learned this year? What were the 2 […]

Thermometer or thermostat

Are you a thermometer or are you a thermostat? Both devices deal with temperature, but their uses are different. A thermometer simply reflects the temperature, but a thermostat actually determines the temperature. A thermostat can […]

If These Walls Could Talk…

I remember when the walls of VCNP were being built and going up. If we could hear what the walls were “saying,” I think it would be about being part of something of eternal significance—it […]

A Shout Out to our VCNP staff and volunteers.

Henri Nouwen once said, “Community is where humility and glory touch. However, community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves […]

“Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda…”

My favorite author, Henri Nouwen, said this, “The real enemies of our life are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs.’ They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future. But real […]