The Counter Culture of Generosity

Isaiah was only 4 years old when his best buddy, Noah, got sick with cancer. Noah had to spend a lot of time at the hospital. So the families arranged for Isaiah to come for a visit. Isaiah brought his favorite toy to share with Noah—his brand new Buzz Lightyear action figure. The two of them played for over an hour with the toy on Noah’s hospital bed, and had a great time. But at the end of the visit, Noah didn’t want to let Buzz Lightyear go. “That’s ok,” said Isaiah. “You can keep him.” It seems like the problem was solved—Noah was beaming, and Isaiah looked happy too. Until the adults stepped in. Noah’s mom explained that Buzz was Isaiah’s toy. Isaiah’s parents worried that as soon as I

Remember Your Gratitude

Six days after my husband Jonathan and I got married, we moved to graduate school across the country. We packed up our U-Haul with our second hand furniture and wedding gifts; drove across PA and through the Bronx to New Haven, CT. When we got to our apartment at school, we started to unload the truck. Trip after trip to the second floor in the hot August sun quickly wore us out. I had to sit down on the curb, I was so dizzy. Just then a guy came out the door. He was clearly going somewhere, but when he saw Jonathan and the truck, And me on the curb, he stopped to help. His wife brought me in the cool of their apartment and gave me OJ to drink, While the husband helped Jonathan bring in the

No More Tears

1953, Johnson and Johnson shampoo company came up with an advertizing slogan that has stuck: No More Tears. For the past 60 years, this slogan has appeared on every bottle of shampoo the company has made. Johnson and Johnson says that the slogan is about its commitment to safety and care the special formula of their shampoo and the stringent testing their products go through to ensure that their products do not cause eye irritation for the youngest of our families. But we all know the reason why this slogan has worked all these years is that no one wants a crying baby! We would do anything to keep our wee ones smiling and it hurts our hearts to hear them cry. Since there is no way to prevent

Since some can not make it to church every Sunday, here's a glimpse into the sermons from recent worship services.  


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