Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10 As the prophet reminds us to strengthen one another with good news, we give thanks for the ways in which our children and our pageant characters embody joy, and love, for us… helping to make God’s presence real before us, and calling us to echo that presence for others.
Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12 John the Baptist calls us to prepare for the coming of the Christ, turning around, and perhaps making room in our lives for the reality of God’s presence in all creation, and sometimes most difficult, in ourselves. Download text here: 2019-12-08
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10 The prophet Isaiah tells of the coming of a messiah that will transform all creation… In this season in which we celebrate Christ’s coming, can we imagine God’s incarnation in all things, and join with those “fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains” in repeating the sounding joy? Download text here: 2019-12-01
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice always, a letter to the church writes. How can we, in the face of injustice and suffering? We are challenged to mine the sources of joy in our lives to provide inspiration and fuel for the ministry and coming of God’s realm of justice without end. Download text here: 2019-11-24
Scripture: Psalm 139:1-18 A song (and Psalm) of the love and mystery of God which has been in us before we were, and still is, reminds us of the worth of each beloved creation. In a day in which we name the pain of domestic and intimate partner violence, we are encouraged to hold fast to … Read more