September 15, 2019

Reading Genesis 1:26-31 (NRSV) "God said, 'Let us make humankind in our image....'" The authors of Genesis say that our Creator made a choice. The heavens and earth were already formed, and all the living things in earth, air, and sea. God deemed all of creation good. And then God decided to share this awesome … Continue reading September 15, 2019

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September 8, 2019

Reading Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (NRSV) "You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts...." Who truly knows you? Who knows you so well that they know what you are thinking? Perhaps a family member? Spouse? Best friend or pal? The social media platforms thrive on people sharing parts of … Continue reading September 8, 2019

July 21, 2019

Reading Luke 10:38-42 (NRSV) In today's familiar Mary-Martha story, I usually identify with Martha. Like Martha, I have responsibilities. I have chosen most of them: hosting a family birthday party, planning classes for next semester, or discarding decades-old files. Even with chosen tasks and plenty of help, I can get overwhelmed. I catch myself grumbling: … Continue reading July 21, 2019