Learning From Loneliness

Matthew 14:13-32 (NRSV) How are you feeling? No seriously. How are you holding up in the midst of everything that’s going on these days? It’s pretty quiet at our house, most of the time. Like a lot of you, Pam and I have been hunkered down at home for months. There’s...

If God is For Us…

Romans 8:28-39 (NRSV) Are you familiar with the artwork of Andrew Wyeth? I don’t think I had ever heard of him before going to Maine. But, like a lot of people, after I moved to Camden, I grew to appreciate his work. It seems to be on display everywhere. He’s...

The Great Companion

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (NRSV) Lord, You have searched me and known me. You are acquainted with all my ways. You lay your hand upon me…. Let me ask you. What kinds of feelings come up for you when you hear that? Do you like the idea? God knows you inside and out, better...

Another Update

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good… His steadfast love endures forever! Out of my distress I called on the Lord… With the Lord on my side I do not fear… —Psalm 118:1, 5, 6 (NRSV) Dear Friends, It’s very unusual, I must say, to be so much on the receiving end of...

God So Loved the World

John 3:11-17 (NRSV) Once upon a time, way back in my Coast Guard days, I had a chance to attend a football game at North Carolina State University. I’m not an active football fan. Actually, I’m not much of a sports fan of any kind, but I do enjoy watching a game now...