Thoughts & Prayers and Action & Change are not opposites sides of an issue. For Christians, they must be used together. We thoughtfully consider the value of all human life and pray for God’s power and strength to reveal to us where we need to change so that everything we think, say, and do reflects God’s love for all people and a hurting world.
Tag Archives: God's Love
A Better Question
It’s been awhile since we sat together with a cup of coffee. Can I start us off today with a story? At one of the parish’s I’ve served that had a school, I would go and read to the preschool classes each week. This particular day I was in the three year-old-room and we wereContinue reading “A Better Question”
Let’s be Practical
I am a little later than usual getting this post out today, but I pray you find it beneficial. I had decided to use this passage from Corinthians for today’s post late last week but I got waylaid a bit. Please take a moment to go here and read it before we proceed. We read/hearContinue reading “Let’s be Practical”
A sermon preached the first Sunday of Christmas at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, TX.The lectionary readings are here. Soooooo, if you were here yesterday, you may be wondering if:A) That in all of the pre-Christmas commotion, did we forget to update the gospel lesson in the bulletin, ORB) That you are soContinue reading “Receiving Christmas”
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.
Laws of Relationship
Good morning, Y’all! How is your week shaping up? We’ve had so much rain lately and the very last thing I want to do is to complain about it, but it sure has been nice to have some sunshine these past two days! It really does wonders for my mood. I pray that your coffeeContinue reading “Laws of Relationship”
Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: http://lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Easter/BEaster6_RCL.html Jesus’ words for us today are a continuation of what we began last week (and pair well with Tuesday’s and Thursday’s posts). Jesus is in Jerusalem with his closest disciples. He’s washed their feet and had what would be their last meal together before his arrest. AndContinue reading “Joy Complete”
I interrupt our regularly scheduled posts… Please take the time to read the whole thing. Please share it. Please take it to heart. If you need to fix or refill your coffee, I’ll wait here while you do. I don’t like remembering how many posts I’ve written in the past 18 months about the violenceContinue reading “Too Many”
We Belong; We’re Beloved
We are human. We see others and the world around us from our perspective, as we are. It takes intentional effort to learn to ask, “what am I choosing not to see?” so that we can better see things as they are.
Years ago when I had to be in the hospital for several days, a friend gave me holding cross. It came in this lovely gift box with a poem that I have long since lost. But the cross is well worn. I still hold it often in prayer. I may not be able to find where I put that all important reminder note but I can always find my holding cross by my comfy chair or on my desk.