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Come on Down!

2/26/2017 Transformation of Our Lord The text is Matthew 17:1-9.  Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is the day of Transfiguration and it’s a day which usually slides by without any fanfare.  But the day used to be a “big deal” in many … Continue reading

Love Your Enemies?

2/19/2017 Seventh Sunday after Epiphany The text is Matthew 5:38-48. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Love your neighbors.  Love yourself.  Love your enemies.  Lately, I’ve been in a lot of discussions about love.  One person confesses that she has never loved a member … Continue reading

Keeping Relationships Loving and Kind

2/12/2017 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Matthew 5:21-37. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. In Mark Twain’s great story, Huckleberry Finn, Huck says, “What’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do … Continue reading

You Are

2/5/2017 Fifth Sunday of Epiphany The text is Matthew 5:13-20. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. You are salt.  You are light.  You are essential.  You have been gifted with whatever is necessary in order for you to provide quality of life to those … Continue reading