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Blogging Towards Sunday, March 12, 2023

Exodus 17:1-7 & John 4:5-42 Today’s stories seem far from what we live…traveling in the desert, going to a well for water. And yet…. The Israelites cry out in fear … Continue reading

March 9, 2023 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 5, 2023

Genesis 12:1-4a & John 3:1-17 The hardest questions of life seem to come at night. Often, they’re about what we’re facing, enduring, or seeking to solve. In our scriptures today … Continue reading

March 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 26, 2023

Matthew 4:1-11 & Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Our theme this Lenten season (from now through Easter) is seeking: honest questions for deeper faith. For many of us, Church has been a … Continue reading

February 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 29, 2023

Mark 3:1-12 “To say that one is ‘spiritual but not religious’ or ‘spiritual and religious’ is often a way of saying, ‘I am dissatisfied with the way things are, and I … Continue reading

January 28, 2023 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 15, 2022

Mark 8:27-38 & Romans 12:1-2 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached a sermon entitled “Transformed nonconformist” on the text we hear today in November 1954. Here are some excerpts. … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 8, 2022

Matthew 2:1-12 & Mark 8:22-26 Today’s text tells the story of the arrival of the Magi. It’s at the heart of our modern celebration of Christmas. This is the part … Continue reading

January 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 11, 2022

Isaiah 35:1-10 & Matthew 1:18-25  Isaiah writes to his people who walk in the darkness of banishment and exile, enduring cultural genocide, societal enslavement and oppression in the 8th century … Continue reading

December 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Back to School Prayer

Back to school blessing for the 2022-23 school yearA prayer by Teri McDowell Ott (from the Presbyterian Outlook) [LINK] August 12, 2022 Maddie’s grinning to show off her missing front … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 15, 2022

Mark 8:22-26 I grew up learning that together we can find answers and solutions to the problems we face.  This requires listening to one another, wisdom, thinking through things and … Continue reading

May 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging towards Sunday May 8, 2022

Genesis 11:30-12:4; 15:1-21                   Today’s readings include one that’s simple and one that’s crazy!  Genesis 12 is the call of Abraham and Sarah.  God speaks to them. They recognize God’s … Continue reading

May 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

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