Take Heart

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to…

We Sing of Relationship

Today is Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost. It celebrates the Christian Doctrine of the Trinity, traditionally understood as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But before we get into that, I want to ask you a question, “Have you ever been in a situation in which there is one question that you just don’t…

Doubt & Belief

How many people get excited when they receive a letter or card in the mail? I know I do. From pictures drawn on cave walls to the printing press, written communication is a way that we can be in touch with and have impact on the lives of those who are outside our immediate circle.…

Threatened With Resurrection

Crashing sorrow, unimaginable pain, incredulous disbelief, unbelievable joy. That is what I imagine Mary is feeling that first Easter morning. In all four Gospels, it is the women who stay at the cross and come to the tomb. Mary Magdalene gets special mention: she had stood, faithfully, lovingly and agonizingly, at the crucifixion. After the…

Safe Home

On Tuesday, I shared these words with the Study Group, “I think most of you know that I ran away from home when I was 14.” From their shocked faces, I realized I hadn’t told them! And for the rest of you who are as shocked as they were, I’ll give you a minute or…