Summer Sharing by Marcela Breton

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8/17/14 Noe Valley Ministry Presbyterian Church- Summer Sharing Marcela Breton First Reading: Psalm 15 1 O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? 2 Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; 3 who do not slander … Read More

Absurd and Pervasive

Matthew 13:31-33 In the 1800’s Father Junipero Serra came from Spain to Mexico to spread his faith. He was told of a beautiful land to the north full of wildlife, grand trees and verdant valleys. Serra decided he must see this land and with the aid of some Native American … Read More

A Sacred Journey

David Brown

Hebrews 1:1-2; 11:7 Today I am continuing a trend in our Summer Sharing. That is about how God “speaks” to us. Two weeks ago Susan talked about her understanding of what it means to converse with God. Last week John talked about angels watching over us. Today I want to … Read More

Conversing with God

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Psalm 29: 3-9 1 Kings 19: 11-13 The second reading comes today from 1 Kings 19: 11-13. It is about Elijah waiting for God to pass by on Mount Horeb.   I will be reading from the King James version. And the Lord said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount … Read More

A Cup of Cold Water

David Brown

Matthew 10:40-42 We’re three days in on a weeklong wilderness-backpacking trip high in the Colorado Rockies. We’ve already climbed one mountain today and now we are climbing again up another 1500 feet. Under the sweltering afternoon sun I trudge up the steep trail, the straps of my 50-pound pack cutting … Read More

It’s Rough Out There! Be Safe!

David Brown

Matthew 10:24-39 If you hadn’t notice I can be a contrarian. And my weird sense of humor comes out of my contrariness. I enjoy discombobulating people by my unorthodox response to simple inquiries. For instance, if I’m getting a coffee and the clerk, with a smile, says: “How are you … Read More