Mountaintop Moments

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amhert, NY Sunday, March 2nd was Transfiguration Sunday in the Christian calendar. It was a Sunday to celebrate and remember Jesus’ glorious mountaintop moment with his closest disciples Peter, James and John. We heard that these men were with Jesus alone on top of a mountain […]

Beyond

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amhert, NY I have two things to do today: write this devotion and buy flowers for my wife. See, today is Valentine’s Day – a day set aside in the year to celebrate love and relationships. All over the place men and women are busy running […]

Dandelion Puff

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amhert, NY   When I was a child I walked to school. During warm days I always walked on the edge of the sidewalk just in case there was a dandelion puff nearby. I was a firm believer that blowing away the seeds granted me a […]

Life Is Not Black And White

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon, St. John Lutheran Church, Amhert, NY On Sunday evening my wife, Kate, and I went to Shea’s Performing Arts Center to see Wicked. For those of you who don’t know, Wicked is a musical that chronicles the lives of the witches of Oz. Based on the 1939 Wizard of Oz […]

Rudolph

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amhert, NY We watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer entirely way too much in our house. What started as a Christmas cinema treat for our daughter Molly, has quickly become a daily routine. For most of the days of Christmas we have awakened, made toast, and watched […]

Hope On

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon, St. John Lutheran Church, Amhert, NY I hope a lot. I hope for good weather. I hope for my sports teams to win games. I hope for health. I hope for opportunity. I hope for blessing for my family, my friends, and my church. I hope for forgiveness. My wife […]

Adopted

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amhert, NY In life there are things we can choose and things we can’t. Currently, my wife is 5 weeks away from baby #2 and I am beginning to realize there are a ton of things I can’t control. I don’t know when the baby will […]

Sand

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amhert, NY Where do we turn in times of trouble? Where do we place our trust? In the wake of death? Through the weeks and months of unemployment? When we find out a loved one has cancer? When the people we trust let us down? When […]

Home

I hope your Easter was blessed, exciting and special. It was anything but normal in our house. I had the privilege of preaching and leading worship for hundreds of Christians as we shouted, “Alleluia,” and celebrated Christ’s resurrection. Later in the morning I watched my daughter Molly run through our house looking for her Easter […]