Blessings & Woes – Part 1

Have you ever listened or read that list of those who are blessed and think, “Really God? Blessed?” And so I have been pondering how the word blessings and what being blessed means all week. I used to end my emails with ‘Blessings.’ We say that something is a blessing to us. We say ‘Bless…

Going Deep!

The reading this morning from Luke follows the account Jesus preaching in his hometown and the people wanting to drive him off a cliff! Jesus acts as if he knows the fishermen, borrowing a boat as his platform for teaching. He teaches the crowd and the tired fisherman. Let’s listen, as the story unfolds in Luke 5:…

Does Jesus Care If You/We Are Baptized?

To continue with the second week of our Jesus Doesn’t Care series, I spent a long time contemplating baptism and pondering: What does the United Church say about baptism? What does it mean to be baptized? What are the reasons people bring their children for baptism if they don’t intend to participate in the life…

Following the Star

As was mentioned in the promotional material, the idea for this series came from a conversation I had with someone in December when I asked her to serve communion one Sunday morning and was told, “But I have jeans on!” My immediate response was, “Jesus doesn’t care!” It got me to thinking about what else…