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How To Love The World Again, II: Kingdom

Date: August 1, 2021

Bible Text: Psalm 23:2 |

“Red Thyme” by Laura Ann Reed from How to Love the World, Poems of Gratitude and Hope In the red thyme that crawls languidly between stepping stones time stops as bees thrust their passion deep into the promise of tiny crimson-purple blooms. Where blossom ends and bee begins

Shafts of Light, IV: Corrie ten Boom

Date: May 9, 2021

Bible Text: Psalm 46 |

The Psalms have been with us for literally millennia. But just recently, scholar Robert Alter who teaches Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley offered up a new translation of the Psalms into English which reviewers say capture the simplicity, the physicality, and the

Message of Blessing

Date: April 11, 2021

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8:30 a.m. ——9:30 a.m. ——10:30 a.m. ——11:30 a.m. ——Links to the Worship video, Confirmand's links below. Please pray with me: God of starlight and sunrise, we are grateful for each person here today.

Cabinet of Colloquial Curiosities, IV: Respair

Date: March 21, 2021

Bible Text: John 12:20–36 |

Unless you’re truly a scholar of the Gospel of John, it’s likely today’s scripture passage will be—at least in part—unfamiliar. Yes, Jesus is speaking in parables, with familiar metaphors from nature. Yes Jesus is with his disciples. Yes Jesus is being followed by a crowd. This is

Advent Practices for the Shortest Days and Darkest Nights, V: Wonder

Date: December 20, 2020

Bible Text: Luke 2:19 |

Even with its crushing pace and sometimes saccharine sentimentality, December is a poignant month, almost wistful. Like the buttery paper-thin layers of a croissant, every Christmas in living memory somehow stacks one on top of the other creating a rich warm tapestry of beauty. Or maybe more like a metamorphic rock formed by heat and