Author: Rev. Joanna

Multi-platform Church Begins 9:30 am Sept 19

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.

…And I Feel Fine

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.

The Stockdale Paradox

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.

This Unfamiliar (Again) Road

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.

Looking Forward: BYOC Church!

I am a fan of gallows humor, that instinct to take a bad situation and find humor in it. During this disheartening month as we’ve seen the covid numbers rise precipitously and our expectations for the fall have a correspondingly fast drop, the “My … read more.

Is it Anger or …?

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.

Getting the Twisties

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.