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Tumbling in the Sand

Sidewalk Flowers: Searching

Reflections on Lent 2019 – Day 4 I mentioned in my first reflection for Lent that I have been feeling the need to open space up in my life. Space, … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sidewalk Flowers: Ashes to Ashes

Reflections for Lent 2019 – Day 2 My hands are coarse today from the ashes of yesterday. And maybe the cold of being outside for “Ashes to Go” added to … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Angels at the Gas Station

She called me an angel sent by God. “I know some people who have other opinions,” I thought to myself Because, well, I do And because well, I have that … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Epistle of Straw

The texts for Sunday September 20, 2015 (17th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 25): Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; and Mark 9:30-37. Ah, the book of James… the sermon … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Blessing for the New Year

This was sent to my congregation in our “weekly-ish” e-newsletter, but I wish these blessings to all of you as well. I was looking for a graphic for the background … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beloved child, get up.

Text for this reflection (in an Advent series entitled “Revive”): Mark 5:21–43 “Talitha cum,” Little Girl, get up. This text is not one that we normally hear this time of … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Many apologies

A quick note to all who are following me. I’m sorry that I have been posting irregularly of late, and I am sorry that I will be catching up this … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fully Human

The texts for Sunday, April 1, 2012 (Palm/Passion Sunday): Isaiah 50:4–9a; Psalm 31:9–16; Philippians 2:5–11; and Mark 11:1-11 “who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment


In a dance, one person leads and one person follows…or at least in a beautiful, smooth, natural dance.  At least, I think that’s how it is supposed to work.  I’ve … Continue reading

July 24, 2011 · Leave a comment


Tumbling is an action that has many causes.  One could tumble because one is wrestling with someone else.  One could tumble because they trip over something or down the stairs.  One … Continue reading

June 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

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