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]
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]
a sermon preached with the texas youth academy 2015 on discipleship day (july 16, 2015)--in a world worship service at southwestern university--perkins chapel. deuteronomy 11:18-21 you shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on … Continue reading if it is important to you:find a way [a sermon]
dissatisfied with being mr duffy, and beginning to inhabit my body again, peeking into my heart, and poking around: i found many things. it may be time to take up boxing.
how is it that life bursts with beauty (when it is lived in here)? (and seems plain) out here?
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
said: "for what it's worth" said: "thank you". thought: say what you want unsaid: "more than i can say" said: "thank you"
a first offering for solcum union church and elkhart first united methodist church. july 5, 2015. i was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the lord. would you pray with me? gracious god, send your holy spirit to be among us—to comfort and to guide us, that our … Continue reading on being washed and fed