November 9, 2014

Reading Romans 8:26-27 (NRSV) When my dad gave sermons as a lay speaker, he frequently started with a joke. I remember this one distinctly: Three people are disputing the best way to pray. The first person says, “I kneel, fold my hands, and bow my head in reverence before my God.” The second person says, … Continue reading November 9, 2014

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May 4, 2014

Reading Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; Luke 24:13-35 (NRSV) In today’s reading, the psalmist proclaims that God has heard his desperate prayer, “O Lord, … save my life!” What can the psalmist give back for all of God’s bounty? The best gift is to offer thanksgiving, and continue calling on God as long as life lasts. The … Continue reading May 4, 2014