Tag Archives: love

I AM

You can click here to read this week’s scripture. I am. I am. How often do we make that statement? I am. We all tend to use these words as a precursor to something else. Our state of being: I … Continue reading

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Accountable to One Another

You can read this week’s scripture by clicking here. Author and speaker Brene Brown is an Episcopalian who works as a researcher in psychology and has written several books about shame and vulnerability.  She’s also done many presentations and videos … Continue reading

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The Hope of Miracles

There is Jesus, standing in the chaos of the world, where he always is. And Jesus encourages us to be faithful and to know that “faith” means we are to step out into the chaos of the wind and the waves and join him there – in the chaos. And he reminds us that he is going to be there with us when we falter and lose our faith, when we forget that we are as strong and as good as we are. We are followers of Jesus and we can perform miracles.
What are we called to do as the church in response to the evil of white supremacy? How is the church complicit in this evil? And what can we do to transform it? These are hard questions. But Jesus is standing in the raging sea, patiently waiting for us, saying, “Don’t be afraid. Come.” Continue reading

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Just Listen

You can read this week’s scripture by clicking here.   I remember when I first arrived here a little less than a year and a half ago; it was the beginning of March.  I was excited to get to know … Continue reading

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Rest

You can find this week’s scripture readings by clicking here. Something miraculous happened to me about two weeks ago:  I got a cpap machine.  (cpap=continuous positive airway pressure) For the past 3 years or so, I’ve been in this seemingly … Continue reading

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Suddenly – An Easter Day Sermon

Click here for readings. A few years ago, I was walking along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.  If you’ve never been there, it’s one of the more touristy places in San Francisco, right along the water, filled with souvenir shops, … Continue reading

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Go and Tell What is Real – The Great Vigil of Easter

Click here for the readings. Click on the play button below to listen. Here’s the scene: A large, somewhat plain sanctuary with ornate wood carvings around the chancel.  Up front, the altar is decorated with candles and flowers.  In the … Continue reading

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