TagModeling Faith

Are You Ready?

TRADITIONAL SERMON PENTECOST 12 Friday morning’s paper led with this sentence under their front page story on the Olympic Games which opened on Friday night.  “Even if only for two weeks, can “Faster-Higher-Stronger” overpower “deadlier, scarier and bloodier?” And as I read further, I knew I would be changing my opening to this morning’s sermon. …

Holy Vessels

Email Devotion, Pentecost 6 “Qodesh cheres … Holy vessels.”  That was the phrase the guest rabbi used in his comments.  But in describing the Jewish usage of the phrase, he noted that the description did not mean a vessel which embodies holiness in its nature, but that of an ordinary vessel holding holy things. The…

Pentecost 6 Preview

Today’s Gospel Lesson reminds us of the challenges of following  Jesus, as we see a variety of responses to his invitation to follow. Scripture Focus As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air…

On Track. Toot-toot!

Email Devotion, Pentecost 4   As a little girl, I remember I hated to get my hands dirty. I loved dolls, Barbies, dress-up and make-up. I have two sisters and no brothers. While my sisters and I played a variety of sports, I wouldn’t consider us highly competitive. I was a bit of a girly-girl,…