March 12, 2017

Reading James 1:12-16 (NRSV) In a well-known experiment*, a small child sits at a table with one marshmallow on a plate. The researcher says, "I will leave and come back in a while. You can eat this marshmallow, but if it is still here when I get back, you can have two marshmallows." Some children … Continue reading March 12, 2017

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December 11, 2016

Reading James 5:7-10 (NRSV) Today's reading instructs us to be patient while anticipating God's coming. Being patient reminds me of fishing. You have to have patience to catch fish, right? Well, maybe. During childhood fishing trips in a small boat, I would bait my hook, throw it over the side, and let out line until … Continue reading December 11, 2016