Tag Archives: Grief

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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The Light of Morning – Easter Sermon 2016

Here is the audio podcast of this sermon. Poetry: Maya Angelou’s On the Pulse of Morning (from the line “Lift Up Your Faces, you have a piercing need…”)  Reading: Luke 24 from the Message Bible  Imagine it with me, this … Continue reading

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Letting Go for the Blessing

Reading – “Letting Go,” a selection from Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges Why is letting go so difficult? This is a puzzling question, especially if we have been looking forward to a change. It is frightening … Continue reading

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Holding On for the Blessing

Worship Story – Orpheus and Eurydice Sermon – Preached on October 5, 2014  When we lose someone or something we deeply love, we don’t know it right away. We think: they must be nearby, let me go after them. We … Continue reading

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The Bigger Yes

In the months leading up to my high school graduation, my younger sister Sarah took to glaring at me across the room.   Sometimes, she’d even give me the silent treatment.   My mom told me, she’s angry at you – for … Continue reading

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