Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

“Failing” at Lent: Day 2

Today, I have nothing much to report about “messing up” per se, so I thought I’d talk about my experience of busy-ness.  I noticed it today—especially this morning as I … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

Failing at Lent: Day 1

As of today, February 13,2013, the season of Lent has begun yet again.  Lent is my favorite season of the year, and I have marked it’s passing in numerous different … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Mystery that is Grace

The texts for January 6, 2013 (Epiphany Day): Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3: 1-12; and Matthew 2:1-12 “Although I am the very least of all the saints, … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

God-Sufficient

The texts for Sunday, July 8, 2012 (Lectionary 14): Ezekiel 2:1–5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2–10; and Mark 6:1–13 “but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Vine-y God

The texts for Sunday, May 6, 2012: Acts 8:26–40; Psalm 22:25–31; 1 John 4:7–21; and John 15:1–8 …Vines are notorious for getting into places they don’t belong and become problems … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lighten up!

The texts for Sunday, April 15, 2012 (Holy Humour Sunday): Acts 4:32–35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1—2:2; John 20:19–31 … After all, Jesus is risen! Death doesn’t get the final … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Confessions of a Lousy Gardener

A friend of mine asked me to help her learn to garden.  I honestly have mixed feelings about this. Not because I’m not excited that she wants to learn to … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Contagious Wellness

The texts for Sunday, February 12, 2012: 2 Kings 5:1–14; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 9:24–27; and Mark 1:40–45. “But he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Praying for transformation

The texts for Sunday, October 2, 2011 were: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:7-15; Philippians 3:4b-14; and Matthew 21:33-46. “Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from … Continue reading

October 6, 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

It’s not fair

The texts for Sunday, September 11, 2011 (at least the ones that we’re using) are: Jonah 3:1-4:11; Psalm 140; Ephesians 2:1-7 [8-10]; and Luke 10:25-37 “But this was very displeasing to … Continue reading

September 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

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