The Desire for Normalcy

By Steven Norris “I just want things to go back to normal.” If I had a dollar for every time that I’ve heard that phrase uttered over the past few weeks, I’d have a pretty healthy vacation fund going. The truth is that most of us are over it. We are done. We are ready...

True Worship

By Steven Norris In the next days and weeks, as many churches in our area will be returning to in-person worship services, things may look a bit different from what we are accustomed to seeing. It got me to thinking, when you hear the word “worship,” what comes to...

Longing for Home

Rev. Steven Norris When you think of the word “home,” I wonder what comes to mind. For many, it may include a particular house in which they grew up. For some, it may bring to memory the faces of people that inhabited that dwelling and made it feel like home. For...

Paying Attention to the Body

By Steven Norris  The past few weeks have given birth to many funny posts online as people have used humor to deal with the pain of separation and the fear associated with a global pandemic. I saw one that said, “Well, I guess it’s time to change from my nighttime...

What Do We Do Next?

Rev. Steven Norris Without a doubt, this is the question many of us are facing in light of the reopening of our economy here in Georgia. Business owners will be faced with choices about reopening. Churches will have to decide about when and how to hold in-person...

Spring’s Emerging

By Steven Norris Did you hear the news? Spring is here!  I know, I know. Technically, spring showed up a few weeks ago, according to the calendar anyway. I’m pretty sure, however, that spring showed up in my neighborhood this week. The rose bush in my front yard...

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