Leigh Holder

15 posts

Of Heretics and Outlaws

Of Heretics and Outlaws – The Edict of Worms Up until 1521, it had been relatively safe to show an interest in the writings and teachings of Martin Luther (1483-1546). When Luther refused to recant his writings in opposition to various doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, the Edict of Worms was signed by Charles V, the Holy […]

Thanksgiving

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress designated one or more days of thanksgiving a year, and in 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States; in it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the […]

Give Thanks

November; the month containing Thanksgiving is sometimes dark and dreary. So here are 4 ways to practice gratitude this month, and all year long. 1. Be thankful for what DIDN’T happen. No matter how bad things are, they could almost always be worse. Start finding gratitude for what could have happened but didn’t. You may not be thankful for everything […]

Worship

Dear Church Family, I wanted to share with you that after much prayer and discussion our session was in full support of us moving to re-engage in worship together in the sanctuary beginning the weekend of June 14 at 10 AM. We give thanks, then, for the promise of our faith—that the Lord God will bless and keep us, the […]

The Frittering

Lately I noticed my online game time has been increasing. I would surmise some of you also take time occasionally to play some solitaire, or some matching games, mah-jongg, or maybe even multi player online games. These games can be fun. And I like to test my knowledge and abilities against a machine occasionally. Some games are even good for […]

Virus Prayer

Dear God,I thought that all I would have to do is make it to Easter, and then everything would go back to normal. That was a lie I told myself as I climbed the mountain to make it to Easter. I did it, we as a church and a living embodiment of Your realm, in this place, have made it […]

Passing Time

Here I sit at home, passing time. I have periods of overwhelming joy, I have periods of overwhelming sadness. I don’t know what the long term results of the Corona Virus are going to be, and that is annoying at least, and extremely worrying at best. What can we possibly do? I watch CNN and hear the talking heads debate […]