Now You’re just Meddlin’

A Sunday reflection for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost.The lectionary readings for today are here. The title of this piece comes from an old preacher joke about two folks who were excited about a new preacher and encouraging her to preach against all the ills of the world – lying, cheating, stealing, etc., until sheContinue reading “Now You’re just Meddlin’”

Containing God

A Sunday Reflection for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany.The Lectionary readings for today are here. Today is the last Sunday before the season of Lent and in the Gospel lesson for today we read of the Transfiguration of Jesus. The writer of Luke tells us that Jesus asked Peter, James, and John to comeContinue reading “Containing God”

If You Say So …

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas. The Lectionary readings for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany are here. Do y’all remember ‘back in the day’ when Sunday School teachers used flannel graphs to tell Bible stories? I love flannel graphs, and often I’ve wished I had oneContinue reading “If You Say So …”

Always Learning

I fret sometimes after one of my posts goes live about saying the wrong thing or if some might consider my words to be controversial or offensive. And then I am reminded by God’s gentle voice of the reason for this desire, the need, to share words with others. What started as a way toContinue reading “Always Learning”

Measuring Success

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”