Posts from 2014

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More Than Snow: An Advent Reflection

by Jack Miller

I was escorted into Advent this year on a sled. I did not become aware of the white Thanksgiving Becky and I would experience until we were on our way up north into Pennsylvania. I watched from an upstairs window as big fat flakes of snow plummeted to the ground and began piling up on […]

A Pastoral Response to Ferguson

by Steve Keeler

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8) “We live in a broken and sinful world. The Holy Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, to witness among […]

Psalm 130:5

by Aaron Miller

It’s a dreary morning today. I am praying for those who wait on the Lord and am thankful for the grace of hopefulness. This verse has me thinking that waiting is a gray experience, like a rainy morning – but the Lord provides hope turns the gray into bright blue. I played with that color […]

Psalm 116:17

by Aaron Miller

I don’t often think of the word “sacrifice” with the word “thanksgiving” together. I know I should be thankful and try to be so, but Thanksgiving Day for me is more about indulgence than sacrifice. Given the startling statistics of hunger, I am challenged by this verse. King James Translation.

Psalm 1:1-3

by Aaron Miller

These verses remind me of the South Carolina lowcountry with its mighty live oak trees and its no-see-ums. Everyone who have ever been to an outdoor lowcountry picnic has probably sat in a “chair of pestilence”! Translation (mostly) from William Tyndale, who gave his life to translate, print, and distribute the Bible into English.

Psalm 108:2

by Aaron Miller

After seeing “sketch noting” (Google it!) recently, SIPC’s “storyteller” Aaron Miller was inspired to use his artistic gifts to deepen his interaction with the Scripture. Using the daily lectionary, he has begun illustrating a verse from the Psalms. Aaron says this about his daily drawings: “I’m an “on again, off again” reader of the lectionary, […]

Presbyterian Church Seeking Holy Spirit: A Response to Earle Everett

by Heather Prince Doss

A letter to the editor in this morning’s Beaufort Gazette questioned whether the Presbyterian Church is “ignoring its members” and heading down a path of self-destruction. I would like to use this space to respond to Earle Everett, the letter’s author, and share with you my perspective on the challenges facing the church (Presbyterian and […]

The Grace of Stewardship

by Steve Keeler

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, May the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about a very important change in how the Stewardship Committee plans to implement the next Stewardship Campaign in support of the […]

Jessica’s Story (from The Journey)

by Heather Prince Doss

Jessica is a CofC sophomore majoring in Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism. She found the Journey shortly after going from being an atheist to a theist in high school. She now believed in God, but Jesus as God–much less the Trinity–seemed bizarre to her. Christianity just didn’t make much sense. Yet, this October at the beach […]