The following video’s are my personal reflections on the integration of faith and life from my perspective in light of my life experiences.  Much of the commentary is personal with weavings of scripture from time to time.  The filming isn’t professional in quality, nor does the commentary flow like good poetry.  Maybe someone can find something meaningful in it for themselves.     Mark Quist  

Reflection 3/25/2020: Seeing The Long View

In this time of myopic focus on the COVID-19 virus (necessary), it’s good to peek our heads above the clouds and see the long view. There is much to learn and understand from our present situation (and it will be a while before it’s known.).  While God has narrowed our focus on the day to day happenings of our life and world, I think in the midst of it, he encourages us to look up and see the long view. Wisdom literature in the Bible does that for me. It gives me the long view in times of trouble. The Lord of all History probably has the best vantage point, ya think? So here is a reflection from Ecclesiastes 3:1-14. It comes in 3 points: There is a time for everything (guess that includes COVID-19), He makes everything beautiful in His time, and there is nothing better for a person to do than be content and do good. Sounds like good medicine perspective in the midst of our shared COVID-19 experiences.

Reflection 3/19/2020: God’s Word Arrives Just at the Right Time

Earlier Reflections from Pastor Mark 2017-2019

A Reflection from Pastor Mark: Psalm 23

A Reflection from Pastor Mark: Love Your Enemy

A Reflection from Pastor Mark: The Cost of Discipleship

A Reflection from Pastor Mark: God Seems Hidden