Immanuel In Distress

December 29, 2013
Matthew 2:13-23; Isaiah 63:7-9

The Lord be with you. (and also with you.) God is with us in this season and every season. But in these short days and long nights, it is especially […]

Come Unto Me

December 22, 2013
Matthew 1:18-25

On this the fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of joy and we begin the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Since the weather prevented us from being […]

The Mysterious Blessing of Life

December 08, 2013
Romans 15:4-13

This week I struggled in trying to put all my thoughts in order. Last time when I stood here and brought the message, I had it clear: “I’m going to […]

Waking To Mystery

December 01, 2013
Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

I like to read mystery books. As a young girl I read a lot of Nancy Drew, then moved onto Agatha Christie and Sir Conan Doyle. Now I have discovered […]

New Earth or Signs from Heaven?

November 17, 2013
Isaiah 65: 17-25; Luke 21:5-19

It’s been a year of Luke. I don’t know if you have noticed but the lectionary gospel readings this year have been from the gospel of Luke.  All year we […]

Holy Wrestling

November 10, 2013
Genesis 32:22-31; Mark 14:32-41

The story of Jacob wrestling with God is one that I have felt drawn to many times in my life.  I can’t count how many times I have found myself […]

Holy Humility

October 27, 2013
Luke 18:9-14; II Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

You remember the old Christian Peacemaker Team slogan – “Getting in the Way.” In March 2003, my friend Weldon Nisly made the bold decision to get in the way with […]

Living Gratitude

October 13, 2013
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Luke 17:11-19

In today’s lectionary texts we are confronted with a whole bunch of people living in less than ideal circumstances.  The Jeremiah text is written to the people of Israel who […]

Just Doing Our Job

October 06, 2013
II Timothy 1: 3-12; Luke 17:5-10

On a day of celebration like this, I marvel at coincidences. It just so happens that the lectionary epistle for today is from II Timothy. It just so happens that […]

Somos Vigias de la Esperanza, Pontifeces de la Paz

September 29, 2013
Genesis 50:19-21; Matthew 16:1-3

Note: Each section is first written in the original Spanish, followed by an English translation. Cuento: Muchas de las situaciones que vivimos no las planeamos, algunas nisiquiera las buscamos. Simplemente […]