October 21, 2018

Reading 1 Chronicles 29: 1-9 (NRSV) Gold, silver, precious stones: today's reading lists all sorts of costly building materials for God's temple. But the emphasis is on the way these materials are gathered. Consider the difference between a fee and a gift that have the same monetary worth. The fee is mandated, like rent, taxes, … Continue reading October 21, 2018

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September 22, 2013

Reading 1Chronicles 16:8-12; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (NRSV) How strong are you? I measure my strength based on what I can achieve at my most active times—when I babysit my 2-year-old grandson. I am strong enough to carry him about half a block if he needs help. Except one time, we got 2 short blocks away … Continue reading September 22, 2013