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My Story as Sacred Story

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

The Bible is a love story. It tells us how very much we are loved by God – loved, no matter what. My life has been a love story as well. God’s love and grace have been with me through each stage of life – in the good times and the bad times, when I […]

We Are All Called to Be Holy Families

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

One of the really great things about being a deacon is that we can be married and have a family. Wanda and I have been a family for 53 years. Over the years our family grew into sons and daughters and grandchildren and in-laws.  It also grew to include several cats and a wonderful little beagle […]

One of Us

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

“What if God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us? Just a stranger on the bus? Trying to make his way home.” 1 One of my favorite Christmas songs isn’t really a Christmas holiday song at all. It’s a song called, “One of Us”. Composed in 1995 by Eric Bazilian and recorded […]

Never Too Late to Go Home

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Jesus said, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing […]

Trinity: The Unbroken Cycle of God’s Love

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

When God made you and me God embraced us like a mother would bundle up a beloved child to go out into the cold for the very first time. And like a parent might slip a little identification note into a child’s pocket, just in case he or she should get lost, God put a […]

Presence

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

“Dear George, I am so very sorry. Please pray for us that we may rid our society, and our hearts, of the mortal sin of Racism. Please pray that we may be forgiven, and able to forgive ourselves, for abducting our brothers and sisters from Africa and abusing and tormenting so many lives for over […]

Resurrection

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

For many years I had deeply believed that we are each destined to be with God for all eternity. That regardless of the circumstances of our life or our death, and even in our darkest moment of brokenness, God embraces us and finds a way, either in this life or the next, to heal us […]

We Are All Called To Be Good Shepherds

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

“The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want . . . He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside still waters . . . he anoints my head with oil . . .” Psalm 23: 1 – 5 In preparing for this reflection I researched what it meant to be a […]

The Road to Emmaus

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

“And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem . . . While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself approached and began traveling with them. But their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.” Luke 24: 13 – 16 The road to […]

“Faith” is a Noun and a Verb

Monday, October 7th, 2019

The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.’” Luke 17: 5-10 Faith is a gracious gift from God. It can neither be earned nor bought,but only responded to with acts of […]

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