Six Dos and Don’ts Surrounding Grief

Six Dos and Don’ts Surrounding Grief

The holiday season following a significant loss is often the hardest. For that reason, compassion, care, kindness and patience need to guide the interactions during this stressful time. Isolating and staying away does not make it easier. In fact, there is great...

Christmas presence

I’ve always liked wordplay. During the 26 years I served as a pastor, few Christmas seasons passed that did not find me sermonizing on the importance of presence over presents. I still think about it, amidst all of the packages we buy or make and wrap in pretty...

What is church?

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., shared at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Ok., on November 20, 2011. Matthew 18: 20, Matthew 25: 35-40, Matthew 22: 36-40 Today is Christ the...