The Good News / Bad News Season of Lent

The Good News / Bad News Season of Lent

The Good News / Bad News Season of Lent Lectionary 25 February 2018 2nd Sunday in Lent Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-41 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 Text to Life Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Are you “the glass always half full,” or the glass is always half...
The Sign of the Bow

The Sign of the Bow

The Sign of the Bow Lectionary 18 February 2018 1st Sunday in Lent Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Text to Life What happens when Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day? What happens when the feast day of Saint Valentine, the...
Do You Know Sarah Smith?

Do You Know Sarah Smith?

Do You Know Sarah Smith? Lectionary 11 February 2018 Transfiguration Sunday 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 Text to Life There are 7.5 billion people on Earth today. At least 1.5 billion speak English, or 20% of the world’s population. Why...
Touchdowns in Eternity

Touchdowns in Eternity

Touchdowns in Eternity Lectionary 4 February 2018 5th Sunday After the Epiphany Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 Text to Life Welcome to “cheat day”! After feasting in November at Thanksgiving, binging all December on traditional...
Pencil, Ink, and Stone

Pencil, Ink, and Stone

Pencil, Ink, and Stone Lectionary 28 January 2018 4th Sunday After Epiphany Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 Text to Life Once upon a time, in the dim and distant past of paper and print, there was a big step in schoolwork that every...
The Miracle of New Beginnings

The Miracle of New Beginnings

The Miracle of New Beginnings Lectionary 21 January 2018 Third Sunday After Epiphany Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Text to Life Some books are known by their first lines. See if you know this one: “It was the best of times. It was...