With a Grateful Heart

With a Grateful Heart

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.” – Philippians 1:3-5 (New Revised Standard Version) Just about every morning for the...
Cautious Hope

Cautious Hope

“So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell His disciples.”Matthew 28:8 (New Revised Standard Version) When the women left the empty tomb on the first Easter morning, given the news by the angel that Jesus has been raised from the dead,...
The Longest Year

The Longest Year

This was initially given as part of a worship service for Clergy at their March Clergy Meeting. Numbers 21:4-9 In this reading for the fourth Sunday of Lent from the Book of Numbers, as the people of Israel wander in the wilderness for 40 years, the longest year is...
Forty Days, Plus Six!

Forty Days, Plus Six!

I heard someone comment recently that it seems like we have been in Lent for the whole past year. In the pandemic, we have had to give up some things, we have had to make sacrifices, we have experienced various degrees of suffering. Many of us have been praying more,...
Fearful And Wonderful

Fearful And Wonderful

“I praise you, [Lord], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.                                                     Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” Psalm 139:14 (New Revised Standard Version) What does it mean to live as people who are made, both...