January 1, 2017

Reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 (NRSV) Our 5-and-a-half-year-old grandson got a wrist-watch for Christmas. We keep asking him, "What time is it?" He delights in checking his watch and reading from the digital display. "5:48!" We mark the time frequently in life. Today's reading says that there is "a time for every matter under heaven." We might … Continue reading January 1, 2017

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December 29, 2013

Reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV) In Ecclesiastes we read that everything has a season: a time to plant and a time to harvest. Thank God for seasons! Even though some seasons are harder than others, or we like some seasons better than others, changing seasons keep us from stagnating. As seasons and years end … Continue reading December 29, 2013