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March 31, 2020

                                                                                                                                             About five years ago, I went to a writing workshop at Christ Church...

March 27, 2020

1 Corinthians 12:27 – 13.3 (NRSV)

I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove moun...

March 25, 2020

Luke 1. 26-38

The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will gi...

March 24, 2020

So many people are reaching out with comforting thoughts, prayers and offerings. Though we are a people in crisis, we are also a people in love. If you are in public these days, you'll notice people look at each other with understanding eyes even six feet apart. People...

March 21, 2020

Mark 7. 1 - 23

When he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. He said to them, “Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile, since it enters, not the heart...

March 20, 2020

Mark 6. 47 - 56 

When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land.  When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea. He intended to pass them by. But when...

March 17, 2020

     Here we are in the middle of global chaos. No one is exempt, and our reactions are as many as there are people in the world...sort of like our images of God!

So maybe that's a good place to start.

Just as Mr. Rogers tells us to look for the helpers, look f...

March 11, 2020

Psalm 72

He shall love as long as the sun and moon endure, from one generation to another. 

The psalmist prays for God's blessing on the king here, that he will be the guarantor of justice and peace. And the prayer is that he will live forever, or we might say: that just...

March 5, 2020

Mark 2. 1 - 12

And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dug through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay...He said to the paralytic—“I say to you, stand up, take your mat and go to...

February 25, 2020

Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil. Proverbs 4. 27


Tavoris was the cutest little boy, and I loved working with him. He came to the after school program Sue Carmichael and I ran at St. Mary's in Springfield. He had an older brother...

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