May 13, 2018

Reading Isaiah 66: 13 (NRSV) In my mom's old recipe box, I can tell which recipes got the most use. The cards, scraps of paper, or magazine cut-outs are worn, faded, stained with multi-colored splotches, and jagged at the corners. Sometimes the handwriting has almost disappeared. Funny thing, two-thirds of the most-worn cards are for … Continue reading May 13, 2018

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February 11, 2018

Reading Isaiah 1: 16-17 (NRSV) In today’s reading, Isaiah speaks what God has said in a vision: “cease to do evil, learn to do good.” Evil seems to come naturally. We have to learn to do good. I remember a short period as a young mother when it seemed like the baby cried whenever I … Continue reading February 11, 2018

December 24, 2017

Reading Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 (NRSV) Wonderful Counselor! Mighty God! Everlasting Father! Prince of Peace! Today's reading brings tears to my eyes. What amazing images: people walking in darkness, seeing a great light; a newborn given authority with powerful names; authority established with justice and righteousness. The tears are for the brilliance of the possibility, and … Continue reading December 24, 2017