September 16, 2018

Reading Exodus 20:1-6; Psalm 135:15-17; Isaiah 44:12-20 (NRSV) As I step onto an airplane for another commercial flight, I am in awe of the machine. This is a massive contraption of metal, textile, and plastic. How can it transport hundreds of people through the air for thousands of miles? How did the people who built … Continue reading September 16, 2018

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July 1, 2018

Reading Isaiah 43: 16-21 (NRSV) In today's reading, God says, "I am about to do a new thing." Amazing. God announced that change will occur. I wish my computer server had done that last week. Nobody told me, a computer novice, that the computer system would change by itself! Instead, I was blindsided. My research … Continue reading July 1, 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