Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

Open, empty hands

The texts for Sunday, October 23, 2016: Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 84:1-7;  2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; and  Luke 18:9-14 How do you receive a gift?  Or many gifts? I think God pours out gifts beyond … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Speaking Love

The texts for Sunday, September 7th, 2014:  Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; and Matthew 18:15-20 . “So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Praying for Everyone?

The texts for Sunday, September 22, 2013 (Lectionary 25 C): Amos 8:4–7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1–7; and Luke 16:1–13 . “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reclamation Grace

The texts for Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Lectionary 24C):  Exodus 32:7–14; Psalm 51:1–10; 1 Timothy 1:12–17; and Luke 15:1–10. “Create in me a clean heart, O God,  and renew a right spirit within me.” – … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

God’s Peace

The texts for the day are: Acts 5:27–32, Psalm 150, Revelation 1:4–8, and John 20:19–31. “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The message of reconciliation

The texts for Sunday, March 10, 2013: Joshua 5:9–12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16–21; and Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32 “that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Posing Questions

The texts for Sunday, September 11, 2011 (at least the ones that we’re using) were: Jonah 3:1-4:11; Psalm 140; Ephesians 2:1-7 [8-10]; and Luke 10:25-37  This Sunday, we had a picnic, … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

A Continual Reminder…

The texts for Sunday, September 18, 2011 are: Jonah 3:10—4:11; Psalm 145:1–8; Philippians 1:21–30; and Matthew 20:1–16. “The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,  slow to anger and abounding … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Body Broken

The texts for Sunday, September 4, 2011 are: Ezekiel 33:7–11; Psalm 119:33–40; Romans 13:8–14; and Matthew 18:15–20. … No, we only encounter that God, that God embodied in Jesus when … Continue reading

September 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

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