Resting in Rest

Year B Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Sometimes…  when we’re at work…  we need to be team players…  sometimes things come up that just…  need…  to be…  tended to…  though I’ve worked in places…  where some people consistently did as little as possible… ...

Internal Plumb Lines

Year B Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Of the four prophetic books that date back to about the eighth century…  Hosea…  Isaiah…  Joel…  and Amos…  Amos is probably the oldest… and his words are so startling and dramatic…  that they’re virtually unprecedented…  but all...

Strength in Weakness

Year B Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Joel and I spent our vacation in Plymouth, Massachusetts…  at a family reunion… with his seven brothers and sisters…  and their spouses…  and two nephews…  and of course…  mom… One of Joel’s brothers-in-law…  is a genealogist… ...

Ordinary (Yawning) Time

The church calendar describes two periods of Ordinary Time. One begins the day after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (the end of the Christmas season) and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday. The other begins on the Monday after Pentecost (the conclusion of Eastertide) and continues until the Saturday before...