Pilgrimage Blog, day 3- Stuck Between a Rock and an Old Place
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears […]Read More
Pilgrimage blog, day 2- Good Fruit and Prickly Thorns
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it. –Matthew 7:13-14 Which gate are we choosing to take […]Read More
Pilgrimage blog, day 1- Fizzling Fires and Dramatic Explosions!
‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, “Let […]Read More
A prayer in response to the mass shooting in Orlando
Almighty and merciful God, we ask that you receive into your tender and loving care all those who were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando. Comfort those who mourn. Be with the medical personnel who have been entrusted with the care of the injured. Give strength and perseverance to those who work towards the […]Read More
Sermon for Clergy Day, June 2016
This is the manuscript for the sermon I delivered at our diocesan clergy day in June. The gospel reading was Matthew 5:13-16. I’m sure there are plenty of ways that we as individuals fail to let our light shine forth, but instead hide under a bushel basket, but I feel like there is a larger, […]Read More
Treats for Teachers
Most of you all probably know that I’ve been asking for volunteers to bake treats as a thank you to those who work at our local schools. But some of you may be asking, “why do we care so much about teachers (and all other staff members at schools) that we feel compelled to express […]Read More
Where are the millennials and why do we care?
It’s a question that many in the church are asking. Some even go so far as to chastise millennials for choosing not to attend church on a regular basis. And everyone seems to have a theory as to why millennials don’t come to church—they’re lazy, self-obsessed, overly busy with other activities; they want church to […]Read More