The Authority of Breath

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Matthew 21:23-32.  Let’s take a minute, and breathe. Get comfortable. Quiet your mind. Close your eyes. Relax. And breathe. Breathe in and out. Breathe slowly and comfortably. Feel the Holy Spirit enter you as you inhale, filling you up. … Continue reading The Authority of Breath

Never Abandoned

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The gospel reading was John 14:15-21.  A word of explanation: I always invite the "young and young at heart" forward for what I call "Story Time." I usually find a creative way to tell them the gospel story … Continue reading Never Abandoned

Hidden in Christ #4: The Implications

This is one of a series of posts I'm writing this week about a retreat I attended at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on March 3-5, 2017. The theme of the retreat was “Living Hidden in Christ with God,” a reference to Colossians 3:1-4. I can’t talk about it all in a single blog post, because there … Continue reading Hidden in Christ #4: The Implications

Praying for Ourselves

This is an adapted form of a sermon I preached on Sunday, July 24. The gospel reading was Luke 11:1-13. The Spiritual Gift we focused on this week was "Intercession." Today’s Spiritual Gift is a type of prayer: Intercession. It means praying for God to provide something. Usually, we think of intercession as praying for … Continue reading Praying for Ourselves

On Hogwarts and the Holy Spirit

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Day of Pentecost. The reading I preached on was Acts 2:1-21. Today we also celebrated the Confirmation of three of our young people, named Hannah, Lauren, and Owen. As I usually do on Confirmation days, I spoke to the confirmands for much … Continue reading On Hogwarts and the Holy Spirit