Reflections (Page 5)

Letting Go

There is an interesting description of Jesus’ resurrection encounter with Mary who comes to realize that the Gardener is actually Jesus. Once Jesus utters her name “Mary”, she recognizes the voice and face to be that of Jesus whom she witnessed being crucified just days before.  She exclaims “Teacher” and goes to grab hold of […]

A Time And A Season

There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens:     a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,     a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,     a time to weep […]

He Is Here

We were talking at our worship team practice last night about the presence of God.  We discussed how we often say/pray things such as “God, we pray that You will be with us” or “Lord, we invite you into our presence” and don’t even realize the irony of it.  We think that somehow we are […]

Passing It On

Susan and I spent a quiet  New Year’s Eve with my brother and my mother who has been quite sick for several months.  In the last week we have found out that she has severe blockage of her carotid, aortic and femoral arteries.  This week she will have a heart catheterization so she could then […]

Pastor to the Presidents

     Last week the great evangelist Billy Graham went home to be with the Lord at the age of 99. He lived a long life and had an extraordinary impact on the world.  His preaching literally led thousands to a relationship with Jesus.  His influence is far-reaching, from Presidents to paupers.  I remember many […]

The Olympics

 I don’t think I am alone in this:     I don’t normally watch men’s figure skating on television.  But I do during the Olympics.     I have no interest in downhill skiing.  But I do during the Olympics.     You couldn’t pay me to watch a curling match (sweeping a broom on […]

Counting the Cost

     Last week Rachel Denhollander gave her victim impact statement in a packed courtroom.  Denholander was a 15 year old member of  USA  Gymnastic Team when Dr. Larry Nassar began sexually abusing her.   Sixteen years later  she was the first victim to publicly accuse Nassar of sexual assault and abuse.  Since then over 150 […]

What’s Happening At High Mountain?

  Prayer Requests If you have a prayer request please visit our website at to submit your prayer request form. Please do not use last names, only initials, if you are making a request for someone else. We are also asking people to go to the website to keep praying for those requests that […]

The Persecuted Church

Pray for “Persecuted Church.”  It is real. Pastor Dilson, Facing Possible Imprisonment for Missions Work Pastor Jose Dilson, a Brazilian missionary who has worked in West Africa for 25 years, faces a possible prison term in connection with the Christian conversion of a Muslim leader’s son. The pastor spent five months in a Senegalese prison […]


The Bible often tells us what we need to do to live and love authentically (i.e. live in peace, love one another, press on), but does not necessarily tell us how to do it.  The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Skills curriculum helps to address major issues that get in the way of loving effectively.  Each session […]