A New Day

I’m still a bit numb from yesterday, how about you? What began as a day in which I was focusing on the Feast of the Epiphany and working on some spiritual formation curriculum became a time of staring, dumbfounded at the news reports of our capitol building being besieged. At one point my husband said,Continue reading “A New Day”

On the Seventh Day of Christmas …

Happy seventh day of Christmas, Y’all! And Happy New Year’s Eve. On the seventh day of Christmas, Yahweh gives to us: Compassion. I wrote a lot about compassion in the fall and winter of 2019 (you can check those out here). I felt compelled to offer up a different voice amidst the yelling and fistContinue reading “On the Seventh Day of Christmas …”

This is Personal

Coffee, prayer, and a fire – it’s a good morning, y’all. Can we talk about the Coronavirus, please? Nothing political, I promise. This is personal. Please don’t let statistics dehumanize the victims of this virus. In a family of four a .0004% national death rate becomes 25%, someone’s mother, father, child, or sibling. Every ‘case’Continue reading “This is Personal”

Do not Grow Weary

Originally posted on November 18, 2019 This is a portion of my sermon yesterday. The scriptures we read were from the Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, & Luke 21:5-19. The prayer that I reference is the Collect for the Day (also from the RCL) and the same one I posted yesterday: ‘BlessedContinue reading “Do not Grow Weary”

The 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes

Originally posted on October 17, 2019 Whether you are a Christian or not or whether you go to church regularly or not, I think the majority of folks can quote at least one or two of the 10 commandments. And, I’m sure that some of you have engaged in a debate as to whether orContinue reading “The 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes”