“what belongs to me can only be mine only when it is also for others” [a sermon]

Ia sermon preached for slocum union church and elkhart first united methodist churches on sunday 7/26/2015. before the service the congregation was asked to answer three questions on a sheet of paper and add them to the offering plates later in the service: "what i wonder about our community_____ what i dream for our church … Continue reading “what belongs to me can only be mine only when it is also for others” [a sermon]

you’re already dead : lean in [a sermon]

my second sunday in elkhart sort of snuck up on me after being away with the texas youth academy for two weeks--my second sunday in this community found me reworking an older sermon (from youth academy two years ago, it may be familiar if you've been around this blog for a bit) for this week. … Continue reading you’re already dead : lean in [a sermon]

phoenixes

you are not rising from the ashes, you are ashes re-membered. coaxed back into shape. re-formed.  you are fire and flame and all consuming beauty. blazing. fire-life.  you, dear love, are reborn from the smoke-remnant of the fire that was supposed to subdue.                         … Continue reading phoenixes