It was a warm spring day in Galilee. The people were poor, oppressed by the Romans, barely able to support themselves. The people had been working all week and now it was the Sabbath, their […]
Jesus was a storyteller and often told parables. A parable is an ordinary story that may be used to illustrate a practical or theological concept. In Matthew we find many parables about the reign or […]
In today’s passage from the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul is writing to the Christian church in Rome. Now Paul had not yet been to Rome, but it is likely that he had heard […]
We are certainly living in a unique time with much news to process. It is an important time to take care of ourselves and be very mindful of other’s needs and rights. It is […]
Our New Testament lesson for today from Matthew 11:28-30 contains verses that might just describe what we need: rest. It presents a great invitation.
Jesus says, “Come to me all that are weary and are carrying […]
Our scripture reading takes us to the middle of the gospel of Matthew where Jesus is going to various cities reaching out, teaching, and healing people. As he calls more people to follow him, he […]
Dr. Seuss wrote a great little book titled Oh the Places You’ll Go, that is often gifted to graduates at this time of year. It starts out, “Congratulations, today is your day. You’re off to […]
I don’t know about you, but my memory isn’t as good as it used to be. I go into another room and forget why I’m there. I go to the store and forget half the […]
Today is known as Trinity Sunday, a day when we recognize and celebrate the triune nature of God. Some churches do not pay much attention to it, but it is a day to celebrate the […]
The storm surges around us, but what is the storm? Almighty God, have mercy.
We fear the unknown; we allow paranoia to steal our peace. Almighty God, have mercy.
We disagree, squabble; ears attuned to what we […]