Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why God Goes Looking for that Lost Sheep

September 15, 2013: 17th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10 Jesus talks about a shepherd looking for his lost sheep and equates it with God looking for a sinner who finally repents and therefore makes … Continue reading

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Figuring Out How to Judge

September 8, 2013: 16th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1-21, Luke 14:25-33 Some of us might find these Bible passages that we read today to be uncomfortable. Maybe not Jeremiah so much; after all he is an Old Testament … Continue reading

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Where Are we Sitting at the Table?

September 1, 2013: 15th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 2:4-13, Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14 How many of you like to read Mysteries? I love mysteries. Especially on a snowy day – you sit, wrapped up in a blanket, with a … Continue reading

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What God Leads Us To

August 25, 2013: 14th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 1:4-10, Hebrews 12:18-29, Luke 13:10-17 This week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most inspirational and poignant events of the last century: the delivery of the “I Have a Dream” … Continue reading

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Living with the Sight of Faith

August 18, 2013: 13th Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 5:1-7, 8-19, Hebrews 11:29–12:2, Luke 12:49-56 One of the best inventions of automobile safety is the windshield defrost. Ever have that not work? Boy does your sight get restricted. You can’t see … Continue reading

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Being Dressed for Action

August 11, 2013 12th Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 I love to make clothing. When I was young my mother taught me how to sew. I started out with doll’s clothing and I made … Continue reading

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In the World, but Not Of It

August 4, 2013 11th Sunday after Pentecost Hosea 11:1-11 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 There’s a word that has always been a problem for Christians. And that word is: MONEY. I want you all to stop and think for a moment … Continue reading

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