The Heart of The Mill Pond: Friends For Life, a Life For Friends

I soon learned something that refreshed me to the core – nothing is off the table for discussion at The Mill; more importantly, no people are off the table when it comes to friendship.  To me, their openness reflects the love and peace of Christ.  His perfect love truly does drive out fear: fear of others, fear of differences, and even fear of our own weakness.

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What, me worry? | Questions Jesus Asked 15

Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your lifespan? Matt 6:27 Are you in a critical situation? That must mean it’s… time to worry and fret! That’s how it seems to work. Although we seldom worry about things that (we think) are totally under our control… we figure that smart, resolute…

Questions Jesus Asked 8 | The Horizons of Possibility

Do you believe that I am able to do this? Matthew 9.28  A pair of men who are visually impaired see a golden opportunity – a teacher, whose reputation for performing miraculous healings is growing like wildfire, just happens to be passing by. Approaching him, they cry out, “Have mercy on us,” calling out to…

Real, genuine tomatoey goodness

We’ve been enjoying immensely the fruits of our labor in the Mill Pond garden. Canning peppers for salsa, trying out new recipes for cabbage salads, and the tomatoes this year are outrageous! Liz served up a batch of fried green tomatoes (which she, in her inimitable style of scrambled speech, once referred to as “free…

Mill Pond Monday – 2. Focus on community

Continuing our Mill Pond Monday series unpacking the vision that keeps us going all day (and sometimes keeps us awake at nights!), we have a “core focus” underlying all our activity here: fostering community. “The Mill” exists to glorify God through bringing people together around shared experience, interaction and discovery to foster a community whose living out…