A sermon preached on Christmas Day at St. Francis by the Lake in Canyon Lake, TX. The lectionary readings are here. As you listened to the gospel reading just now, did you find it odd that it wasn’t about the manger scenes we typically associate with Christmas Day? Where are Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, andContinue reading “A Different View”
A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas. The RCL readings for the Third Sunday in Advent are here. I missed y’all last week. I hear that father David really got your attention for the the first bit of John’s message last week, using the traditional way of asking us toContinue reading “Who Warned You?”
A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas.The Lectionary readings for the First Sunday of Advent are here. If you were here two weeks ago, the gospel reading for today may have sounded familiar. We read Mark’s version of Jesus telling of the destruction of the Temple then andContinue reading “Living Hope”
A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas.The lectionary readings for the twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost are here. Isn’t it so very good to be back in this space? Thursday many of you showed up and lovingly cleaned and polished and swept and mopped to enable us to be in hereContinue reading “Building Blocks”
A sermon preached for the Feast of All Saints’ at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, TX. The lectionary readings for the Feast of All Saints’ are here. I’d like to share a personal story with you, if I may. I shared this with the group who gathered on the deck for fellowship thisContinue reading “The God of Life”
A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas. The lectionary readings for the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost are here. I’m going to start us off today with two questions:1. Do you know what the definition of insanity is? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.(AndContinue reading “Measuring Success”
Jesus’ yoke enables us to know we are loved so that we can love God, our neighbor, and ourselves. It is in these relationships that we participate with God and each other in bringing about the Kingdom on earth.
A sermon preaced at Grace Episcopal Church, San Antonio. The readings for the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. So, do you remember where we left off last week? Jesus has been teaching about true greatness, and he held a small child to help illustrate his point that we are all God’s children and says,Continue reading “At Peace”
A sermon preached at Grace Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas. The lectionary readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. I have a confession to make, well, I guess it’s a necessary confession by the world’s standards because apparently I’m breaking the rule of “must haves” so I admit it, I have an iPhoneContinue reading “Don’t Miss Out”
Jesus calls each of us to find our safety and security in our relationship with God so that when the tragedies of this world happen, we remain in the normalcy of God’s kingdom, following Jesus.
Normal isn’t something behind us but us behind Jesus, following him, walking the Way of Love always.