A Cross of Stars

PurposePoints: Musing Ministry & Misc. by Dr. James R. Brooks I am thankful for the context of my life encourages my faith. As we plan for Easter celebrations, I am mindful of the many ways my faith is inspired by my surroundings. Visions of flower covered cross and seasonal banners are a glimpses of my …

Community of Lent

by Dr. Brooks Lent provides a spiritual geography for our travel to resurrection. It is a practice as simple as one foot in front of the other. It is profound as God’s boundless love, like a horizon of sunrise on our soul. For some, Lenten reflections bring quests for mercy and forgiveness. Lent can be …

Next Steps

What about the other 167 hours of the week? The most important hour of each week for a Christian is worship. I am thankful that our church has been creative in celebrating worship safely during this pandemic. It is an hour of renewal, reconciliation and rejoicing! What about the other 167 hours of the week? …

Thankfulness

As a Christian, I claim my life as a thankful response to God's love and my communities' embrace. Today I penned more than a dozen thank you notes. I am thankful that most days I can pen at least three notes of such intent. Hoping you can as well. Hoping you have cause for thanksgiving... …

Oregon or Bust: Day 2

Leaving Denver we were excited that our longest day was behind us and the Rocky Mountains were before us! What an amazing day! The peaks and tunnels, ski slopes and streams provided amazing visual stimulation. At a mountain lake we stopped and made a video invitation for the church in Salem. Leaving the Rock Mts, …