A Lenten Meditation on Psalm 139 child, mother, sister, friend, wife, confidante, gardener, consoler, weeper of tears, laugher of joys who of these knows me? who of these sees me as I really am? sees to the heart of me, when sometimes I can’t see myself? child who gives freely, who trusts unhesitatingly, who… Read More Who Am I?
First Sunday in Lent/February 14, 2016 Luke 4:1-13 My wilderness journey lasted five days. I was eighteen years old, a senior in high school working a part-time job in a little dress shop to earn pocket money. On this particular day, I wasn’t scheduled to work, so I went home right after school. It was… Read More If You Really Are …
February 10, 2016/Isaiah 58:1-14 and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 When I was growing up, Lent was that fuzzy stuff you found in the bottom of your pockets. Easter was one day, preceded by Maundy Thursday with its dirge-like anthems and somber service of Holy Communion. Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – was a funny day that… Read More Ash Wednesday Meditation
Transfiguration Sunday/February 7, 2016 Luke p:28-43a They had to be crazy. After staying up till all hours Friday night, they had stumbled out of bed early that morning, groggy-headed and tired, to climb a mountain. But it seemed right, to end this week filled with mountain-top experiences, literally on the top of a mountain. And… Read More Shining Like the Sun
January 31, 2016 — Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Luke 4:14-30 It was the world’s shortest sermon, and the message it taught was one of radical inclusion. It would prove to be a hard message to swallow. First of all, people in Nazareth had known Jesus since he was a little boy. They watched him… Read More Not So Special After All