Author: Dave Hammond

The Smell Was So Bad…

I was putting out my recycling earlier this week and as I walked by my trash can the stench was so pungent, that it felt like it was reaching out of the closed lid and grabbing my nostrils and punching my olfactory glad repeatedly. I was so confused because this smell was so far outside […]

Thoughts from the 4th of July, 2019

This first appeared as a Facebook post of mine. Sometimes Facebook posts are just words for the wind to carry off and never be heard from again… after re-reading these words a few times, I don’t think these fall into that category. “Today Americans celebrate a bold statement: a declaration of independence from the British […]

Where’s Your Agora?

No, an agora is not some body part that you haven’t ever heard of before. An agora is an English transliteration of the the Greek word αγορα. It means “marketplace” and it comes up in passages like this one from Acts 17: 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to […]

Keeping Easter

It has now been almost three weeks since Good Friday and Easter this year. But so much has happened over the past couple of weeks that it feels like it has been forever since we came together and joyfully declared, “He is risen; He is risen, indeed!” Maybe you aren’t feeling the same strain on […]