Find the joy in your journey

By Maegen Pegues, Executive DirectorI have always believed that laughter is the best medicine. While laughter is usually an expression of happiness, it has also accompanied me during times of nervousness, sadness and confusion. My Grandma Martin was famous for her beautiful smile and contagious laugh, and I have always aspired to be just like her.
February 16, 2020

Chaplain: The Holidays

I was digging through one of the closets at church the other day and found one of those manger props you see so often in nativity scenes. I have been around the church long enough now to know the names of some of the babies who were nestled in that manger on Christmas Eve.It is the tradition of our church to hold Christmas Eve services. We gather together and have cookies.
November 21, 2018

Modeling mature love

I enjoy “falling in love.” I have done it multiple times and thankfully only twice has it led to marriage. Once was to my first wife and the marriage lasted for 40 years until her death. The second is going on now as we take steps toward a fast-approaching marriage. I enjoy the excitement of being “in love.
February 13, 2018

A Christmas to remember

It was Christmas Eve and I was pastoring a church in downtown Denver. Plans were in place that our family would travel to Kansas following the Christmas Eve service to celebrate Christmas with family. Early in the evening, I received a call that one of our members had died and they needed me to help with the family. The long anticipated trip to Kansas was cancelled, and we wondered how we would celebrate Christmas at home. ​
December 20, 2017

The power of giving thanks

​“Thank you.” A simple statement, but with a powerful message. Have you ever thought about what it means? ​It is the expression of gratitude or appreciation for something that has added a benefit to you. In other words, you have become more valuable because of someone or something which has come into your life.
October 18, 2017