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Tumbling in the Sand

On feeling overwhelmed

The texts for Sunday, July 10, 2016 are: Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Psalm 25:1-10; Colossians 1:1-14; and Luke 10:25-37 “Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Take heart …

The texts for Sunday, October 25, 2015 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost): Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; and Mark 10:46-52.  (We didn’t choose the Reformation texts this day, but something … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Prayer of Service

A meditation for Maundy Thursday.  The gospel text:  John 13:1-35 When my Granddad died, my Grammy and my mom — his wife and daughter— cleaned. A lot. They got incredibly … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

On retreat – A poem

I went walking this morning The air hung heavy with moisture As the winter lets go And the rain softly falls The light—perfect So that the beech leaves—shaking at the slightest … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

“Failing” Lent: Day 18

Breathe. Why is Lent—this time of introspection and growth, this time which is supposed to be about taking time, this time which is supposed to be about stripping away and … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unanswered Prayers

The texts for Sunday September 30, 2012 (Lection 26): Numbers 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29; Psalm 19:7–14; James 5:13–20; and Mark 9:38–50 Man, I’d give my eye teeth to be able to pray … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Depths of Worship

The texts, moved from Sunday, July 1, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012: Lamentations 3:22–33; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7–15; and Mark 5:21–43 “The LORD is good to those who … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

That we may be one…

The texts for Sunday, May 20, 2012: Acts 1:15–17, 21–26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9–13; and John 17:6–21. (Also mentioned: Acts 2:7-11) … And Jesus’ prayer for us? “that they … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

God’s Just Playfulness

The texts for November 20, 2011: Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24; Psalm 95:1–7a; Ephesians 1:15–23; and Matthew 25:31–46 “For the LORD is our God, and we are the people of God’s pasture and the sheep of … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Taking a cue from Jeremiah

“Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Truly, you are to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail.” – Jeremiah 15: 18 So, … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Call to Prayer

* The featured image: Christian Franciscan monks and nuns hold a candle procession on 21 December 2007 through an Armenian section in the Church of the Nativity as they walk … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Divine Silence

The texts for Sunday, August 7, 2011 are: 1 Kings 19:9–18; Psalm 85:8–13; Romans 10:5–15; and Matthew 14:22–33 “… and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah … Continue reading

August 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Groans

The texts for Sunday, July 24, 2011 are:  1 Kings 3:5–12; Psalm 119:129–136; Romans 8:26–39; and Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52. “for we do not know how to pray as we ought, … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

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