Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ambition, Baby

Matthew 20:20-28 I’d like to begin today with a bit of poetry: “He’s got that ambition, baby – look at his eyes. This week he’s moppin’ floors, next week it’s the fries.” You might recognize those as belonging to a contemporary American poet: Kanye West. It’s possible that not every one of you knows that […]

New Notebooks, New Creations

2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Here’s just one of the things that tell me I’m a nerd: I love new school supplies. In my childhood, the annual back-to-school shopping trip had a Christmas morning energy to it. I liked new clothes, yes, but just as much I looked forward to our stop at the office supply store […]

Alone… or Together

Exodus 18:13-27 When you’re on a backpacking trip in the Appalachian Mountains, you look forward to seeing the next landmark, whatever it is. Most of our trails wind their way through trees in an indistinct way, so that one mile can look much like another. Even something as simple as a particularly large rock or […]