Thank God for Unanswered Prayers

Luke 11:1-13 NRSV Bugging, bothering, nagging.  Let’s be honest here…we all do it.  My husband once told me I must have gotten a PHD in nagging.  Wives bug husbands about taking out the trash, or fixing the leak in the sink.  Husbands bug wives about mending that...

Predicting the Weather

Matthew 16:1-4 (NRSV) I’m not sure exactly why, but our tradition has sometimes gone to great lengths to portray Jesus as “meek and mild.” That seems especially true around Christmas, what with all those old favorite Christmas hymns. Certainly, there are many passages...

Incarnational Mysticism

Dear Friends,   From time to time, I like to point you all in the direction of Richard Rohr. I consider him one of my favorite spiritual mentors. His writing can be challenging, but he understands our Christian faith in a deeply beautiful, all-embracing way that...

Is Perception Reality?

Matthew 13:10-17 (NRSV) One Christmas when I was a kid, my parents gave me a children’s joke book. Most of the jokes were pretty awful, but one of them I remember, not because it was especially funny, but because started me thinking. It went like this. There’s a boy...

Heroes

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NRSV) The new Avengers movie is out, since April. I haven’t seen it yet, so I won’t be able to ruin it for you. From what I hear though, it’s a pretty good story, assuming you’re a fan of the comic book, action superhero, save the universe genre, like...