Once upon a time…

Pentecost 3C Galatians 1:11-24  Luke 7:11-17 Once upon a time there was a sweet little girl whom everyone loved. Her mother gave her a little cap and cloak made of bright red fabric and from then on, everyone called her little red riding hood. One day her mother said to her, “Little Red Riding Hood,…

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Fig

Luke 13:1-9  Lent 3C Once upon a time there was a fig tree growing in the middle of a large orchard. It was an orchard of peach trees and apple trees and fig trees and lots of other trees as well. It was a lovely orchard with trees that were strong and beautiful, short and…

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The Witness

Christmas 2C          John 1:1-18 In the beginning…that wonderful ‘once upon a time’ sounding phrase from God. Makes us think that we are going to get to hear a great story! We hear In the Beginning and we think of that primeval time when God created land and sea and sun and…

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History

Today, I made history. Kinda by accident. Funny thing about making history: it never happens when you’re in your best dress. I guess it does for some people. The big people making big history every day. They know it’s coming. The rest of us don’t really. History sneaks up on you and there you are…

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Bear the Cross

Pentecost 2A    Matthew 10:24-39 Some of you may have been in my office and seen the little row of crosses hanging on my wall. These are all the crosses I wear in worship. Several of them have sentimental importance to me: a crucifix the Pattersons brought to me from the Vatican, a simple wooden cross…

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