• hope

    dressing for the day

    by  • August 30, 2018 • faith, grace, hope, language, sermon • 2 Comments

    I preached last Sunday at North Madison Congregational Church UCC—my first time to preach there. I drew from two passages, Ephesians 6:10-20 and 1 Samuel 17:31-40, both of them having to do with armor. —————————- I have to start this morning with two confessions. The first is that I have never found much use...

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    what is this?

    by  • August 5, 2018 • communion, faith, food, hope, sermon • 4 Comments

    I preached this morning at our church in Guilford. The first Sunday of the month is when we observe Communion. The passage for today was Exodus 16:2-15, when God gave the people manna from heaven. Though some of it is specific to our church, I hope you find something here that speaks to you....

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    lenten journal: wandering

    by  • March 28, 2018 • hope, lenten journal, poetry • 2 Comments

    wandering holy week is slipping by (so are a lot of things) and I wonder how it felt that first time around looking for donkeys and then washing coats setting up the upper room holy errands, yes, but still things to get done . . . by the time they finally sat down for...

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    lenten journal: metaphors in motion

    by  • March 25, 2018 • america, change, healing, hope, lenten journal • 4 Comments

    “Metaphors in Motion”—Mark 11:1-11 A Sermon for First Church of Christ, Congregational of East Haddam, Connecticut Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 When we talk about it, we make it sound like a parade: Jesus’ “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem. We picture crowds lining the streets, even throwing down their garments like a red carpet, waving...

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