Our Values in Action

Our Values in Action God’s Timing And Our Stuff Two weeks ago I (Pastor Mark) had just closed my eyes in my bed when I received a call from my nephew in Guam. He doesn’t regularly call me, so I knew this was important. Frantic, he let me know that one of his best...

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why do we do what we do? I was mulling over this question as I said goodbye to my kiddos early this Saturday morning as I headed to our recently purchased Wallingford Expression. I also thought about it earlier this week when I praised God for the sacrifice of time,...

A Farewell Letter

Dear Hallows Family, As many of you know, we recently worshiped with you in person for the last time prior to our transition to California. We wanted to write to say thank you for being our church and extended family for the last nine-and-a-half years, to reflect on...

What Psalm 136-esque song could you write today?

What Psalm 136-esque song could you write today?  Our Lent reading for today, Psalm 136, recounts reasons to give thanks to God by listing out example after example of how He has been faithful. After each example, the writer leads the worshippers to remember that “His...

A Healthy Approach to Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual Disciplines: Seeking God’s Grace or Responding to it? Most would agree that the spiritual disciplines offer a potential path to spiritual growth, maturity, and intimacy with God.  Most would also agree, however, that engaging in the spiritual disciplines...