Monthly Archives: January 2015

Second Chances

Jonah 3:1-10 “The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time…” That’s how our Scripture for today begins. Doesn’t it intrigue you, just a little bit? If this is the second time, then what was the first? To find round one, we have to go back to the beginning of Jonah, this short […]

God is I AM

Exodus 3:1-6, 13-18 Who is God? That’s a question a lot of saints and theologians and philosophers and deep thinkers have wrestled with. It’s a complicated question that nags at most of us from time to time. Who, exactly, is God? The way we know people here on earth usually starts with the visual: We […]

What kind of baptism?

Acts 19:1-7 Sometimes we discover things by their absence. On Christmas morning I made one of these discoveries. We had opened our presents. The kids were absorbed with their new toys. My husband, Alan, was making our traditional Christmas Day big, lazy breakfast. I was drinking a cup of coffee and supervising his work. Alan […]

Following a Star

Matthew 2:1-12 “Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.” My favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This is the one that starts with Clark Griswold’s dream of an idyllic family Christmas, which is quickly ruined… by family. Two sets of grandparents visit, simultaneously. A cousin and her unusual family make a […]