Tag Archives: Grief

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I found myself apologizing to the peaches again today, the green ones I found on the ground, near the coneflower that could never make it to bud After the hail, and the late snow, and my intermittent neglect, somehow they … Continue reading

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The Savior Next Door

They came in the very early morning hours. In the stillness of the deep dawn, when light and dark were equally everywhere. Mary, Mary Magdalene, Salome, maybe other women – came to anoint their friend, their teacher with all the … Continue reading

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Helpless

The Story of this Sermon About 18 months ago, one of our church members, Mary Hill, “bought” the right to select the topic of a sermon from me at the church Auction. Usually when someone does this, they have a topic in … Continue reading

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Lost and Found – Sermon Sept 17 2017

Reading, from A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit Sermon, Lost and Found   It was early 1996, and Kate Braestrup and her husband Drew had a good life, and a plan in the works for an even better one. … Continue reading

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Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sermon 2017

Reading – from Louise Erdrich’s The Painted Desert   Sermon – Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sunday 2017 Perhaps it is predictable that my favorite part of the Jesus story is the moment that many orthodox preachers would call his … Continue reading

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Eyes to See, Ears to Hear

Listen to this sermon here. Story – The Beggar and the Box from Eckhart Tolle Sermon That story is one of my favorites, I’ve told it a few times here. In this season where we are making lists of all … Continue reading

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Have you heard the laughter?

Poem: Heavy by Mary Oliver Comedian Patton Oswald’s wife died suddenly this past spring, at the age of 46.  As he told the New York Times recently, she’d been having trouble sleeping. One night, she gave in and took some … Continue reading

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