On what to do in any given moment

On what to do in any given moment

One of the devotionals that I read daily is Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two: Farther Up and Farther In. I have shared prayers from this book before. However, as I was reading the other day I was stuck by a particular entry on choice. Specifically, the choices we make as...
An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day Luke’s depiction of the baptism of Jesus is a very ordinary affair. By all accounts it was an oridnary day when Jesus arrived at the Jordan River for his baptism. The encounter is so ordinary, that it begs the question how often do we miss the...
Prayer in the Midst of Change

Prayer in the Midst of Change

Security: an idol we bow to and work for  and dream of.    Security: an illusion we imagine and discuss and plan for. Security: a gift we find here and now and in memories and in hopes. O God of ever-present love, help us to embrace true security, fleeing from...
God With Us

God With Us

God With Us Emmanuel, God with us. What does that mean? How is God with us and perhaps more poignantly, who exactly is God with? Is it me or is it you? If it’s both of us, what happens when we are at odds with one another? As we explore our relationship with God...
Our Children

Our Children

Our Children The passage today deals with the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus as they travel to Jerusalem for Passover. We are told that is an annual trip that the family takes. However, this year Jesus decides to stay behind and spend extra time in the Temple.  It is...

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