Divine Presence

Rabbi Joshua ben Karhah was once asked, “Why did the Holy One, blessed be he, speak to MRabbi Joshua ben Karhah was once asked, “Why did the Holy One, blessed be he, speak to Moses out of a thornbush?” The rabbi replied “To teach you that there is no space… To...

Keep the Lights On

There is a great sermon lurking in this poem. You could title it “Keep the Light On . . .” “In my dream my child was young again and came to our room, frightened, in the night. I lifted him onto the couch, covering him, tucking, murmuring, love pouring down,…...
At Home in the Everlasting Arms

At Home in the Everlasting Arms

At Home in the Everlasting Arms Lectionary 3 January 2016 The Epiphany of Our Lord The New Year Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:1-18 Text to Life How many of us “came home” for Christmas? Can I see hands Let me try again. If you were the...
Redeemed

Redeemed

Redeemed Story Lectionary 3 January 2016 The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple Genesis 4: Cain’s and Abel’s First Fruits Sacrifice Genesis 27: The Story of Jacob and Esau and their Father’s Firstborn Blessing Exodus 13: The Consecration of the First Born Leviticus...