Messages & Audio Teachings

Tipping point: What does it take?

Tipping point: What does it take?

This series was inspired by a poetic statement, an article about balance, and Psalm 144. These inspirations were made more potent by research that I was doing for ushering in the New Year. Traditionally, people will attend church on Christmas Eve, even if a church is...

Abundant Living: Replacing diets with abundance

Abundant Living: Replacing diets with abundance

I really don’t like diets. You would be amazed at how many diets I have been on. And most of my experiences proved successful. On the other hand, I’ve quit doing a lot of things that I knew were not good for me — lots of times. It’s time for another diet, but I...

Pono: Coming December 8, 2019

Pono: Coming December 8, 2019

According to Wikipedia, the word Pono is from the native language of Hawaii. A common English synonym for Pono is “righteousness.” For example, the motto of the state is Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono. This motto is translated as “The sovereignty of the land is...

Generosity: Don’t harvest to the edges

Generosity: Don’t harvest to the edges

As we continue our series, Food as medicine, I anticipate some questions. Particularly, questions on what generosity has to do with food or medicine, or with health at all. A few doctors write prescriptions for healthy meals, but a prescription for generosity would be...

Dungeons & Vegans: An adventure towards wellness

Dungeons & Vegans: An adventure towards wellness

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy, tabletop game where each player can choose their own character. Players take on the persona of the character as the players embark on an imaginary adventure within a fantasy setting. The game is monitored and facilitated by a...

Humbled: Humility and your health

Humbled: Humility and your health

This past Wednesday, our Book Club read two articles published in the NY Times on the subject of humility. One of the pieces was from the opinion section of the publication. This article was written by a seminary professor who emphasized that humility is a...

Mirrors: It’s about the One you mirror

Mirrors: It’s about the One you mirror

When I get my hair cut, the barber at some point will hand me a mirror so I can let them know if I am satisfied with how my hair looks. I seldom have any complaints or suggestions. Sometimes I will tell them that I’m not much of a “mirror” person. I’m not sure what my...

Body Temple: Being different is your superpower

Body Temple: Being different is your superpower

I got the idea for our subtitle for this week’s message from a new situation comedy. The show is about a family living in the 80’s and dealing with their differences from the norm. The father’s ancestors are from Scotland, while the mother is of African descent. The...

Food as Medicine: Beginning October 20, 2019

Food as Medicine: Beginning October 20, 2019

The expression “Food as medicine” is catching on. I’m hoping that it catches on even more. Food is medicine. Some foods are bad medicine and perhaps shouldn’t be called food. Some food is great medicine and could even be called, well, medicine. The healthcare industry...