“Generous Justice”

~ Isaiah 55:1-12 ~ Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does … Read More

“Under Her Wings”

~ Luke 13:31-35 ~ We’re sitting around the blazing campfire under a starlit sky. We’ve had a good, hard day climbing up to this 10,000-foot high meadow. And now, after having set up our tents and cooked our supper, we are enjoying the fire as we sip our hot chocolate. … Read More

“Comfortable Accommodations”

~ Luke 4:1-13 ~ Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, goes into the wilderness for forty days where he is tempted by the devil. Thus, are we introduced to Lent; the journey of Lent. At the end of the journey is the celebration of Easter. Before we get there, we … Read More

“Feasting and Fasting”

~ Isaiah 58:2-8, 12/Luke 5:33-35 ~ Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday! It’s all about the food. Eat and eat some more. Feast today because tomorrow, the first day of Lent, we begin the fast – or at least that’s what were supposed to do, right?  Feasting and fasting. The Ying and … Read More

“Plain Speaking”

~ Luke 6:17-26/Psalm 1 ~ One of the attractive characteristics of the psalms is the rich metaphorical language. We’ve just encountered some beautiful metaphors in Psalm 1, with word and song. Blessed or happy are those who pay attention to God’s will. Those people will prosper like trees whose roots … Read More

“Tough Call”

~ Isaiah 6:1-13/Luke 5:1-11 ~ The Bible – misunderstood, misapplied, and abused more than any other book in the history of the world. A word, a phrase, a verse can be pulled completely out of context to justify almost anything. As someone has said: “I can do all things through … Read More