I had a very intriguing meeting at church this evening. Lent begins in about a month, and we were discussing what we would be offering this year as a midweek Lenten observance. Some years we offer a worship service, other years an educational opportunity. We decided that it was time to offer some sort of … Continue reading Stoking the Fire
For the next month or so, I am reflecting back on summers in my past, partially to discern why my depression tends to get worse in the summer, and partially as a project to get myself writing again. I'm thinking back on those days, seeing what I did and how I felt, and seeing what … Continue reading The Summer of 2017
This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning for Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Day). The gospel text was Luke 24:1-12. Previously on “The Gospel of Luke”: Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. He wrapped it in a linen cloth and laid it in a tomb. The … Continue reading What If… (Easter sermon)
It's mid-morning on December 25. My kids have opened their presents, and they're happily playing with new toys. We're expecting extended family to arrive in a little while. It's a lull in the excitement and the busyness of this queen of all holidays. And I'm thinking about the "true meaning of Christmas." I've been inspired … Continue reading Does Christmas Have a Meaning Anymore?