Pastor’s Prayer for 5 February 2017

I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have...
Liturgy of the Ordinary

Liturgy of the Ordinary

Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren –Review by Teri Hyrkas What comes to your mind when you read the word liturgy? The term unquestionably carries with it images of clerical vestments, brightly burning candles in...
Sycamore Blues

Sycamore Blues

Sycamore Blues Story Lectionary 29 January 2017 Adam and Eve Hide from God (Genesis 3) Rehoboam Overtaxes the People (1 Kings 12) Psalm 15: Those Who Dwell with the Lord Do Not Overcharge Others Psalm 19: The Lord Refreshes the Soul Psalm 139: There is No Hiding from...

What Goes Around Comes Around

Will you indulge me with a few more weeks of music that includes the banjo? I have been listening to an interview that Krista Tippett conducted with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn in November 2016. Many parts of their conversation are worthy jumping-off points for my...
Our Kids

Our Kids

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis By Robert Putnam ISBN 978-1-4767-6990-5 (pbk) Published 2015 Review by Douglas Balzer Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam works to tackle the question surrounding the future of the American Dream. Our...