Scott DowningHope, Joy, LifeLeave a Comment

This week is quite a week! Monday was May the 4th (Star Wars Day), which is one of the best “holidays” ever invented. Tuesday was Cinco de Mayo. Wednesday was my sister’s birthday. Sunday is … Read More

Strong and Courageous

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Wow! I’ve never seen anything like this! Wait a minute. Tanya Gregory Potter, my wonderful wife and partner asked me to post what I’ve lived through and seen in my life. I was 3 when … Read More


Scott DowningChurch, Faith, LifeLeave a Comment

It’s still technically Winter, but the weather is warming up, it’s sunny outside, and it feels like Spring. With Spring comes the onslaught of new life, of birth, of growth. Our rose bushes, apple trees … Read More

Leap Day

Scott DowningCulture, Hope, Identity, LifeLeave a Comment

So, Saturday is February 29th, Leap Day, the calendar’s once in every four years way of making up that extra six hours or so that it cheats us out of the other three years in … Read More


Scott DowningCulture, Death, Faith, LifeLeave a Comment

This past Wednesday the church went Roller Skating for our February Meet-Up. It was a lot of fun, and also a lot of work. To be fair, I was wearing roller blades, not roller skates, … Read More

Groundhog Day

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This past weekend was Groundhog Day, the fateful day when, if it’s sunny outside and Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, then obviously, six more weeks of Winter await, but, if it’s cloudy and he doesn’t, … Read More

Who Are You?

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As I write this, it is January 25, 2020. Where has this new year gone? Did you make New Year’s resolutions? A New Year’s resolution is a promise a person makes for the new year. … Read More

Fear and Protection

Scott DowningCulture, Faith, Fear, Life

This past weekend the church had its first Meet-Up. If you missed this and have no idea what I’m talking about, every month we are going to have a free/low cost meet-up event for anyone … Read More


Scott DowningCulture, Faith, Life

As I mentioned last week, change is often difficult for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it requires work and intentionality. That intentionality is what I want to discuss this week. Intentionality is vital for any sort of transformation and change, but so often we disregard it in hopes that things will “just happen.”