The Peace of the Wilderness

Creation Series 3: Wilderness     Matthew 3:13-4:2 When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s live may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and…

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Step Through the Gate

Luke 16:19-31    Pentecost 19C Every day, one man eats a great feast, another man suffers in hunger. Day after day, one man walks in luxury and great wealth eating, not just what he wants, but sumptuous feasts. One man lies at the gate covered in sores that are tended and cared for by no…

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Lost Things

Pentecost 18 C  Luke 16:1-13 Today is the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York city an Washington DC. The fall of the twin towers in New York, the destruction of part of the Pentagon in Washington, and the one plane diverted from its goal and crashed in rural Pennsylvania, all of…

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Consuming Fire

This upcoming week I get to do something that I’ve been invited to do several times over the past few years. I get to be a guest speaker for a class at WCU called Women and Religion. I have been invited to speak this year, and previous years, for obvious reasons and I get to…

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Keep the Faith

Pentecost 13C      Hebrews 11:29-12:2   Luke 12:49-56 Each week I have the great joy of declaring the Gospel of the Lord. The Holy Gospel According to whichever of the four, the reading is done, then This is the Gospel of the Lord, and we all say Thanks Be to God. It is a…

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Sliver of Ice

Pentecost 11C Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 Have you ever said to yourself: when I win the lottery I’m going to do such and such. Or maybe: if I inherited a million dollars from some long lost rich uncle, I’d do this or that. This is a common daydream many of us…

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Many Things

Pentecost 9C  Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-18 Our lives are so full! Full of wonderful things and events and people, but also full of junk. Filler, busy work, and distractions take up huge portions of our lives. It is so easy to be distracted by all these many things! From TV shows and movies, to the…

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