Not Even One Stone

A reflection for the twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost. The lectionary readings for today are here. There is much gloom and doom in the lectionary readings for today. And there is much joy and hope. Jesus says, “as for the things you are admiring, the time is coming when not even one stone will be uponContinue reading “Not Even One Stone”

Bodies&Souls

Although my anticipated audience for this piece is post-menopausal women like myself, I do hope and pray that younger women and all men would read it, too. We do not live this life as isolated individuals but as interconnected companions along the Way. The better we attempt to understand each other’s experience the more compassionContinue reading “Bodies&Souls”

All the Possibilities

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas.The Lectionary readings for the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost are here. When you hear the name Zacchaeus, what is the first thing that runs through your mind? What about Jericho? I bet one or both of those songs will be running through your headContinue reading “All the Possibilities”

Faithful Persistence

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas.The Lectionary readings for the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. When you hear this particular parable, what American proverb comes to your mind?  …  And when you hear “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” what does it mean?  The one whoContinue reading “Faithful Persistence”

Being

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas.The lectionary readings for the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. There are stories of archeologists who, while excavating a pyramid in Egypt, finding pots of honey that, after thousands of years, are still good.  The pyramids, built as a supposedly eternalContinue reading “Being”

What did he say?

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, TX. The lectionary readings for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. Two weeks ago we talked about the meaning of Sabbath and what it is to cease our work, our way, and intentionally focus on God’s presence as we rest in the truthContinue reading “What did he say?”