In Remembrance

Matthew 26:6-13 (NRSV) I was poking around on the internet one time and came across a story that is perfect for this morning. It was written, apparently, as part of a Memorial Day speech at Eagle Base in Bosnia and Herzegovina by one Captain John Rasmussen. This is...

The Breath of Life

But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In...

Making the Cross Work

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NRSV) Let me begin with a story that comes out of World War Two. One day a soldier found himself caught in a firefight and he dove for the nearest bunker. Whoever had dug the bunker must have been in a hurry though because if wasn’t quite deep enough...

Love for a Lifetime

First John 4:7-12 (NRSV) In 1969 a song was released by a Canadian Rock group Mashmakhan. The song was called “As Years Go By.” It was quite popular for a while and earned the band a brief, international recognition. I mention it because, over the years, every time I...