Tag Archives: Church

Love Like That; bread for one another

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents.  Mostly what God does is love you.  Keep company with him and learn a life of love.  Observe how Christ loved us.  His love was not cautious but extravagant.  He didn’t love in order to get something […]

home is people; not a place

When we think of being ‘home sick’ we usually think of a place. We miss a place, miss our bed, the smell of our kitchen when meals are being prepared, or the quietness/business of the backyard.  What if  home were more than just a place…what if home is made of people rather than bricks and walls.  After a […]

kenosis; going in pieces

After reading Insurrection, a few thoughts that are sticking with me. The liturgical enactment of suspended space draws us into an environment where we can begin to free ourselves of the dreams that we have been raised on and begin to dream new ones, something that will involve imaging, debating, and enacting genuinely alternative modes of […]

Forsake Heaven. Love Your Ground.

A message I did on 4/15 on the usual “Doubting Thomas” Character. But, I did my best to keep Thomas in his place as a disciple, and focus on the message and power of Jesus, who, after all, is described by Thomas as My Lord and My God. You can listen along if you’d like: here. Just […]

Letters & Messages [in a bottle]

When you were younger did you ever participate in a time capsule activity?  I remember in Middle School my home church dug up a time capsule that was put together when my Dad was in Middle School.  I was one of the youngest ones present, so I didn’t really understand everything that was being taken […]

But Love is Like the Wind Itself.

Sermon: 4th Week in Lent:: Used 3.18.12 Text: John 3:14-21 I struggle with the words “judgment” and “justice.”  Even saying that feels weird—I’m not exactly ashamed to say it, but somewhere inside my Lutheran brain, I feel as if I should love these words and what they represent.  Some part of me feels like I […]

Toothpaste and a Plain, Human–Jesus.

Another Sermon Post–from Transfiguration Sunday, the day we usually make a big deal out of Jesus being all shiny and bright. But what if we started looking at glory in a different way…what would glory look like in our every day lives? Gospel Text: Mark 9:2-9 On the days when I’m feeling especially productive, I […]

Clean & Unclean.

From–Sunday, February 12, the sixth Sunday in Epiphany. This was my sermon, the Gospel reading was: Mark 1:40-45 A little late, but hopefully not out of date. I grew up dressing up for church on Sunday mornings. Tights, I remember I had white tights with pink hearts on them. I had a pink skirt with a […]

You are In. You are Blessed.

My first “official” sermon at Trinity/Pointe of Grace. November 6: All Saints Sunday Gospel: Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: The Beattitudes The Kingdom of God is like a Mustard Seed. The Kingdom of God is like a woman baking bread. The Kingdom of God is a farmer who planted seeds. It is a man searching […]

Seeing a Body-Not Just Extremities

The Church is the body of Christ here on earth. Just as Christ loved the unlovable, touched the blind, fed the hungry, and ate with the outcasts–so to do we clothe the naked, visit those in prison, encourages and breathe light and hope into those with none. So many times the pulpit calls down to […]