Good Grief

Isaiah 40:28-31 (NRSV) Some years ago, I had an eye-opening, heart-opening experience that taught me a lesson about grief that I’ve never forgotten. It happened like this. When I was in the Coast Guard, I had bought myself a wristwatch. It was a Seiko and it cost me...

Our News

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me, all my life, And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. —Psalm 23 Dear Friends, I know many of you have been praying for Pam and me in these last months, and have been waiting for news about Pam’s PET Scan this last...

I Am! Has Sent Me

Exodus 3:13-15 (NRSV) In the play “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim, there’s a wonderful little scene between the two brother princes. The younger brother has met a girl, high in a tower in the woods, with whom he immediately fell desperately in love. Talking with...

Who Do You Say I Am?

Matthew 16:13-20 (NRSV) A few years ago, Pam and I had a wonderful opportunity to go to Italy for a few days with my clergy group through a grant from the Lily Foundation. It ended up being one of the best trips we’ve ever taken, but it didn’t start out that way. Pam...

The Woman at the Well

John 4:1-15 (NRSV) Whenever I do bible study, I like to encourage people to do more than just read the bible. There’s certainly much to be learned by just reading the bible, but there is a great deal more to be learned if we’re willing to do a little background...