September 30, 2018

Reading 2 Corinthians 9: 6-11 (NRSV) Before going into church on Sunday morning, my parents would hand each of us three kids a dime to put in the offering for Sunday School. One Sunday it was just my dad and me. Dad checked his coin purse. "Here's a nickel, four pennies, and a button." I … Continue reading September 30, 2018

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September 2, 2018

Reading 2 Corinthians 4: 15 (NRSV) Today's reading talks about extending God's grace to more people. How can that be? God's grace is already present. How can it extend to more people? Perhaps by increasing thanksgiving. Two situations showed me that appreciation can be contagious. Last night, we chose an old favorite movie to watch. … Continue reading September 2, 2018

November 20, 2011

Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:1-12 (RSV) Today’s reading in Paul’s letter to a church in Greece is about giving. How appropriate to read something about giving on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Historically, though, this holiday was about getting: getting to a new land, getting connected to the people already there, and getting enough harvest to last … Continue reading November 20, 2011