Rev. Kent Matthies

Sanctuary of Self, Rev. Kent Matthies

In times of challenge and serenity it is possible to experience yourself as a safe, peaceful sanctuary.  Thich Nhat Hanh says, “To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.”  Whether you describe yourself … read more.

Opening Eyes, Rev. Kent Matthies

Too often we can live our days with a blurred vision or even closed eyes. Too often we fail to recognize opportunities to become our fullest, truest selves. In a world crammed with “options,” the challenge can be figuring out how and where to put … read more.

World Cup World, Rev. Kent Matthies

The World Cup of Soccer is being played in Russia.  This most important global sporting event contains many elements of the best and the worst of our current global, human society.  True stories of rags to riches, players speaking dozens of languages with a common … read more.

How Do I Love You? Rev. Kent Matthies

On Father’s Day, people often experience a wide range of emotions, including gratitude, regret, joy and pain.  One aspect of the complex relationships people have with fatherhood involves the different ways in which people express love.  In his book Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman identifies … read more.