Author: Rev. Joanna
September 19, we begin multi-platform church! Here are the details to know:
Service begins at 9:30 am. It will be held outdoors, in our “back yard” off the Fellowship Hall. The service will also be live-streamed on Youtube with the chat function you’re used to, … read more.
First, Friends, the news that perhaps we haven’t wanted to accept: Life as we knew it has changed. And it’s never going to go back to the way it used to be.
I don’t mean that we’ll always be living in this weird pandemic place … read more.
Whew, what a week, right? (Week … month … year … epoch …)
In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t, author Jim C. Collins recounts interviewing Admiral Jim Stockdale, “who was the highest-ranking United States military officer in the … read more.
Last spring, I tried to contact every household at Live Oak to see how everyone was doing. It took longer than I anticipated, for a wonderful reason – many of these emails prompted a back-and-forth of really getting into our experiences of the pandemic and … read more.
We’re angry. Lots and lots of us. We got vaccinated, we’ve worn masks, we’ve worked from home, educated our kids at home, did our shopping curbside. We were responsible. We were grown-ups.
But now, the number of covid patients is skyrocketing. If we are so … read more.
Gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympics, and other gymnasts began explaining why. She had “the twisties,” which the Washington Post described:
“But then suddenly you’re upside down in midair and your brain feels disconnected from your body. Your limbs that usually control how much … read more.
I looked out my church study window last Wednesday to see this:
“By Gum, that looks like a new stove!” I said to myself. And it surely was. It joined a new refrigerator in our kitchen, and new carpet in our narthex and fellowship hall. … read more.
I submitted this report in examining the ministry of Live Oak during this past year. It’s incomplete, as I probably could write a book on the past year (no, I don’t want to; it was hard enough living it the first time). But I thought … read more.