Did your family have any strong rules when you were growing up? In my family there was a strong rule about not swearing and not using God’s name to curse someone or something. Using God’s […]
How good are you at waiting? Have you ever had to wait for someone or something until you didn’t think you could wait anymore? This year has been full of a lot of waiting. Whether […]
Today is that day known as Worldwide Communion Sunday when people all around the world who claim Jesus as their Lord and Savior gather around the table. Jesus said, “You must all be one.” Of […]
Novelist Andrew Greeley tells a parable story about two sisters who worked as babysitters in their town. A young couple had recently moved into the neighborhood. They hired the younger of the two sisters to […]
We all know the familiar story of Jonah.
Act One – God calls Jonah to preach to the Ninevites, the pagan Mesopotamians. Displeased with God’s call, instead, the troubled prophet runs away from God.
Act Two- Jonah […]
Have you ever noticed that it is not easy to love another human being?
Especially those closest to us.
In a television interview, First Lady Laura Bush reported that early in her marriage, her mother in law, […]
Last week, based on our Old Testament Lesson from Exodus 1-2, I talked about Moses as a baby saved from death by four women. Today we jump ahead to Exodus 3, verses 1 to 15, […]
Does anyone know the name of Moses’ mother – Jochebed?
Our Old Testament passage introduces a central figure into the biblical story, as Moses now becomes the main character in the text until his death in […]
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 […]