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September 1, 2019 01
Sep 2019

Clapping in Church

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Did you know that everybody here speaks Hebrew, at least a little bit? We all know at least a couple words in Hebrew, and we use them quite frequently.

August 25, 2019 25
Aug 2019

Every Day Is Thanksgiving Day

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

If I were to ask you what the most religious holiday we celebrate each year is, what would your answer be?

August 18, 2019 18
Aug 2019

We Sat Down and Wept Together

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

After years of being warned it was coming, the people of Judah faced the unimaginable: the destruction of their capital city, Jerusalem, and their Temple on Mount Zion. The army of the Babylonian Empire, led by King Nebuchadnezzar, marched through Judah, destroying everything in its path.

August 11, 2019 11
Aug 2019

*petulant sigh*

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Most of us Christians, I think, are a little bit too polite with God. I’m not sure just what that’s all about.

August 4, 2019 04
Aug 2019

We Are Climbing…

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

It was May of 1987. I had just finished my first year of college. My uncle Bob was about to receive his master’s degree from Oregon State University, and my grandparents wanted to go out and help him celebrate.

July 28, 2019 28
Jul 2019

Now I Know My ABCs

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Any time you run into a psalm that has exactly 22 or 44 verses, you can be pretty sure it’s an acrostic psalm. It’s totally lost in translation, of course;

July 14, 2019 14
Jul 2019

I Really Blew It This Time

Scripture: Psalm 51 Doesn’t it seem like other people’s sins are so much more interesting—not to mention so much worse—than our own? After the incident with Bathsheba and the cover-up resulting in the murder of her husband Uriah, King David got a visit from the prophet Nathan. [1] Nathan didn’t […]

July 7, 2019 07
Jul 2019

Babes In Arms

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

If you want to memorize a Psalm, other than the 23rd (which I would argue everyone should have memorized), this is a good one. It’s short—only three verses—but absolutely packed with theology and help for the spiritual life.

June 30, 2019 30
Jun 2019

We Don’t Have a King

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Scripture: Psalm 72 We continue today with the third in our series of Psalms that, at first glance, may or may not be relevant to modern American life. Maybe we don’t like to think about anything in the Bible, the Word of God, as irrelevant. Many of us have been […]

June 16, 2019 16
Jun 2019

Cottonwoods and Tumbleweeds

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

When I was six, my family moved from our little brick house on 2nd Street to a 1953 ranch house on Ohio Street, on the other side of town. On the back fence, right outside my bedroom window, there was a rosebush which had stopped blooming for some reason.

June 9, 2019 09
Jun 2019

No Worries

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Scripture: Romans 8:14-39 Scripture reader: Judy D. 2011 was a very tough year for Mike and me and our families. It started with a phone call in February or thereabouts. My dad was calling to tell me that my grandpa was sick. He died early in May, and then my […]

June 2, 2019 02
Jun 2019

The New Me

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

At one point in my life I watched a lot of “makeover” shows. Before makeover shows, they were regular features in magazines, especially those aimed toward women and teenage girls. I’m sort of over it now

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