Three Times One is Three, Of Course: John 16:12-15

Trinity Sunday texts at Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31          Psalm 8          Rom. 5:1-5          John 16:12-15 Everything that the Father has is mine. That's why I said that the Spirit takes what is mine and will proclaim it to you.     John 16:15 Trinity Sunday … Continue reading Three Times One is Three, Of Course: John 16:12-15

Pentecost: Beyond the Byte

Pentecost texts at Acts 2:1-21          Psalm 104:24-34, 35b          Rom. 8:14-17          John 14:8-17 "Lord, show us the Father; that will be enough for us." John 14:8 The Bible isn't built for sound-bytes. The Bible is a tapestry of teachings, a web of wondrous … Continue reading Pentecost: Beyond the Byte

Singing Lent: “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”

When I was first planning this series for Lent, I had this big idea--to use familiar hymns and the stories behind them, paired up with traditional lectionary scripture readings for the season, and I just knew that somehow magically--I mean, in a Spirit-led way--the hymns, their histories, and the scriptures would meld together in a … Continue reading Singing Lent: “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”

Singing Lent: “Love Lifted Me!”

I didn’t realize until just recently that I am missing something that many people seem to have… at least, the people I’ve been around my whole life, church folks. It’s strange, actually, that I didn’t notice it sooner; I’ve always been aware that most people didn’t move around as much as my family always did … Continue reading Singing Lent: “Love Lifted Me!”

Advent, Day 21: When joy speaks

Today's reading: John 1:19-28I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness... (v. 23a)God,give us clear voices.Help us understand who we areand who we are not.Make us transparentso others may seeYou shining through us--even in our brokenness.God,give us firm voices.Help us confess who You areand where You summon.Make us trustworthyso others may knowYou … Continue reading Advent, Day 21: When joy speaks

The Past 2 Weeks: Thoughts, Links, Bits & Bobs

It's been two weeks since I've posted--and I know all you hundreds of loyal readers have really missed me (haha)! :)(Sidenote: I just saw a commercial for this Am I wrong to be terribly, terribly depressed by the fact that things like this exist in America? Somehow even the Charles & Diana dishes/teatowels/latchhooked rugs … Continue reading The Past 2 Weeks: Thoughts, Links, Bits & Bobs