Monday, October 22, 2012

first podcast episode

The first edition of our new NativityMissions podcast is now available! We'll post each new episode here on the blog (you can listen on the media player below), on Church of the Nativity's website (here), and you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes (here).

In this first [trial] episode we'll look back to Nativity involvement in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Nativity sent over a dozen Missions teams to the Gulf Coast to do disaster relief and it was that work that laid the foundation for so much of what we're still doing, whether we knew it or not...

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

salt and light

A few weeks back at one of our Missions meetings we looked at the very familiar scripture in the Sermon on the Mount called the Similes of Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-16).
You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lamp stand, where it gives light to all the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


It has been so awesome to watch the Orioles postseason run this past week. I've been able to go to both ALDS games at Camden Yards, which were both absolutely amazing. (Talk about an irresistible environment!) Sunday night's energy at the ballpark was tremendous, especially all the build up during the rain delay -- the place was ready to erupt. But with an 'epic fail' ninth inning, the yards fell silent by the end of the night.