Monthly Archives: January 2016


1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Last year, when I applied to go back to school, I had to do something I hadn’t done in fifteen years: Write a resume. And do you know, resumes have changed a bit since the last century?  The last one I wrote was to be a strictly one-page deal.  Now it seems […]


Let’s talk about forgiveness. Specifically, let’s talk about how we all need some. I’ll admit to you, there was a time when I didn’t really think I needed it.  I grew up going to a church where the first Sunday of each month was “Communion Sunday.”  As we got ready to take communion we’d confess our […]


Luke 3:15-22 What’s the difference between John’s baptism and Jesus’ baptism? John’s baptism is a traditional reading for Advent, so we covered that a few weeks ago:  “He [John] went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins…” (Luke 3:3).  In short, repent and be forgiven. […]

Baby Shower

Matthew 2:1-12 Thank God for baby showers. During our first pregnancy, Alan and I made the illogical plan to move away from our home and two stable jobs a month before our due date.  As the trimesters passed we anticipated both a baby and becoming a one-income household with a negative cash flow.  It was […]