Archives for April 2009

Life lost in living

It’s been a while since I last posted anything, partly because I didn’t have to preach last Sunday, mostly because it takes a lot of work to be a mother of the bride. Now that the happy couple are on their way, I had a few minutes to start reading a new book, Tell It […]

Locked in

This is what we heard today in worship: “When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week and the doors of the house where the disciples met were locked for fear of the authorities, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you…As the Father has sent me, […]

It’s that simple!

Sometimes pastors like myself make the Easter story a lot more complicated then we need to, especially when we try to cram in all the theological significance of the day. All those things are worthy of our most mature, intellectual, wise grown-up deliberations…sometimes. But today I’m settling for the faith of a child of God: […]

It’s the children

It’s the children that bring me back. Last night, Maundy Thursday, little 2-year-old Charlie came forward holding her mommy’s hand, face beaming, absolutely beaming. I put my hands on her head, like I do all of us more serious grown-ups, and tell her that Jesus has forgiven her sins. Of course, there was much she […]

God, help me. It’s holy week!

Well, it is officially holy week. Rick and I had this discussion about why it is called holy week. It certainly isn’t because we are any holier this week than another. Not only have I miserably failed at my chosen Lenten discipline (see earlier post), but I am particularly distracted from the message of Christ’s […]

Showing up late

It’s official. I’ve failed at my Lenten discipline. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother trying to do one, because inevitably I get to the fifth week of Lent and wonder what I’ve been doing…or what I haven’t been doing, as the case may be. Does this situation happen to anyone else? Then, too late, […]