The Pattern of Jesus - Pastor Ben Zabel

October 2019
My daughter, Eva, took up sewing a few years ago. She started a business making and selling aprons. She chooses unique fabrics and tries different details: lace, pockets, elastic straps, etc, etc. She puts unique and creative detail work in, but there’s one thing that always stays the same: the pattern. The pattern is the size and design for the body of the apron. The add-ons and extras can change, but if the pattern changes then what you get is something completely different. In sewing it’s all about the pattern. If you want to make an apron, then you need [ Read More ]

In the Midst of Change - Pastor Ben Zabel

September 2019
Needless to say, life has been a bit chaotic in the Zabel household for the past few months! We packed up our house in South Dakota, said “goodbye” to friends and our church family, moved half-way across the country into a new house in a new place with new rhythms, and I started my new role as Lead Pastor here at Shoreline Covenant. It truly has been a whirlwind of emotion and change and new experiences. In God’s sovereign way, though, our stories have not been that dissimilar. You also have been in an extended season of transition and change, [ Read More ]