Who Do You Meet on the Road?

Luke 24     Not that long ago if we needed to walk, drive, or take public transportation to a place we asked other people how to get there. Then, we used paper maps. After that, we typed the address into a computer and printed out Mapquest directions. Remember that? Then the GPS with the somewhat […]

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Come Out & Come Spring Forth

Matthew 28:1-10 The season of spring is one that many people point to as their favorite season–at least for those who live in places where winter cold is a reality and the arrival of spring’s warmth and sunshine is a welcome change. Even in other places where the weather doesn’t seem to change, like in […]

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Wind, Water, and Life in Desolation

Ezekiel 37:1-10 NRSV Have you ever felt like you were in a place of desolation? In other words, when have you felt hopeless, stranded, parched from thirst, empty? Part of our humanity is in recognizing that we do have these low moments—periods of time when we just don’t know if we can continue living. We […]

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The Gratefulness Factor

Luke 17:11-19 [NRSV] 11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus* was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers* approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ 14When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ […]

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Feeling a Little Dead?

Luke 7:11-17 Have you ever felt dead? Do you think that people can be resurrected during this life on earth? Do you think that people can live again after being dead? Like me, maybe you don’t. Maybe you reserve that type of event for shows like the Walking Dead or Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Whatever the […]

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Consumed by Life

John 6:35-44; 48-51 Bienaventurado el que no cambia el sueño de su vida por el pan de cada día. Blessed are those who do not exchange the dreams of their lives for their daily bread. ―Facundo Cabral, Argentina Daily bread is the thing we all need to survive. We need to eat. Sadly, because we’re […]

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Asking Good Questions

John 14:1-14 Kids are great at asking questions. It’s true, and this constant inquiry helps children make sense of the world and also helps them figure out how to navigate the things happening all around them. Studies show that when we are four or five years old, we ask the most questions. As we get […]

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