Tag Archives: WORD

“Selfie” Prayers behind me

So this morning’s Psalm got me started – and not in a welcome way. As I turned to my scriptural journal to record some thoughts prompted by the psalmist’s cry to cry no more, I was greeted by a reflection … Continue reading

Posted in Whispers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s in a (nick) name?

I gave a lot of thought to the naming of my children. I considered things like tradition, family customs, uniqueness, two syllables at most – I was big on that one – didn’t want others nicknaming them.  I had grown … Continue reading

Posted in Whispers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Church, Church. You are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Come. Sit at my feet.

Today’s Sermon July 21, 2019 Amos 8:1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Whispers | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wondering and Wandering: Finding my way back to this space

Before getting to today’s readings I spent the morning responding to emails, composing cover letters to congregations where my name has been submitted for consideration, made some follow-up phone calls to my insurance company, then selected from my online newspapers … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Whispers | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Getting to know Paul

Several months ago I participated in step one of the wider diocesan process of electing a new bishop in what is called ‘Walkabouts’.  The purpose of Walkabouts is for clergy, delegates and members of the Episcopal Church in one region … Continue reading

Posted in Whispers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your faithful servants bless you

Psalm 145:9 The Lord is loving to everyone * and his compassion is over all his works. 10 All your works praise you, O Lord, * and your faithful servants bless you. 11 They make known the glory of your … Continue reading

Posted in Whispers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

God is love, God loves you more and you are God’s favorite

Psalm 87: 1 On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded; *the Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. God. Loves. Fill in the blank. More. Over the years to ones I have … Continue reading

Posted in Whispers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Happy Sower

Mark 4:1 Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the … Continue reading

Posted in Whispers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Long winded, unedited ‘word’ on Sunday’s ‘hot’ gospel: Churchgoer or disciple?

Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7 Year A Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 Matthew 10:24-39 Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be pleased o God, to deliver…baby, today?

Psalm 70: 1 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; * O Lord, make haste to help me. 2 Let those who seek my life be ashamed and altogether dismayed; * let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw … Continue reading

Posted in Whispers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment