Forgiving Myself

I want to write this out, because I want to practice saying it. I need the practice, because I'm not very good at it. I want to write this publicly, not in my journal but publicly on this blog, because I want to say it out loud. I want people to hear me say it, … Continue reading Forgiving Myself

God loves YOU

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The second reading, which I focused on, was Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16. Another focus was the spiritual gift of "Faith." Faith. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. That’s what the author of Hebrews wrote. The assurance … Continue reading God loves YOU

Welcoming Jesus

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached today, the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time. For twenty weeks, my sermon themes will have to do with twenty Spiritual Gifts. Today’s gift is “Hospitality,” and the associated scripture passage was Luke 7:36--8:3. Hospitality means welcoming people, going above and beyond to make them feel … Continue reading Welcoming Jesus