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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She Laughs

This past week our Sunday school began, at the request of a participant, a study of women in the bible. Since I am a “lady pastor” as some wish to call me, I have always shied away from teaching many classes exclusively about women in scripture largely because I am concerned that such a thing…

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All The People

Epiphany 3C    Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10        1 Cor 12:12-31a Imagine that today, you came to this place to hear the Word of the Lord read aloud. Imagine that you came to this church to hear someone give voice to the words that are in the bible. Hopefully, that is not too hard to imagine! Despite…

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The Label Maker

This week I purchased a label maker. It’s pretty fancy, too!  I remember the old fashioned label makers of my youth with plastic tape and a little wheel you spun around to the right letter and then you’d squeeze to make the white imprint of the letter on the tape. Not so with this! There’s…

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Christmas 2 Year B

Christmas 2 Year B – January 4 2009 Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:1-18 I cannot even begin to tell you all what a joy it is to be here with you all this morning at Shepherd of the Hills. There are so many things I am excited about, so many things I…

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