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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April 29, 2018

Reading Psalm 104: 1-9; 24; 31 (NRSV) Do you rejoice over your own good work? Or is that too much like bragging? When I prepare a favorite food, I am embarrassed to show how much I like my own cooking. In my head I am saying, "Mmm, that is so good."  Or, "I just love … Continue reading April 29, 2018

Advent 2016: December 8

This devotion was written for my church's daily Advent devotional book. Reading Psalm 30: 5b, 11-12 (NRSV) The media bombards us with bad news: bickering politicians, natural disasters, fighting, refugees far from home, grieving loved ones. I recently got overwhelmed with despair for this broken world. But then I went to choir practice, where we … Continue reading Advent 2016: December 8