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Putting the Pieces Together

January 24, 2022
My mom loved to work jigsaw puzzles.  Once my parents retired and moved to Sedona, my mom was able to keep a card table in the living room all year […]
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No Time for Silence

January 17, 2022
When I consider the opening verses of our Old Testament lesson today, I can envision the prophet, standing atop a high place before the people of Israel, declaring in a […]
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January 11, 2022
Think if you will about water….. so ordinary, so powerful, so necessary.  Life-giving, but potentially life-threatening.  An element we cannot live without, should not take for granted, and ought to […]
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The Gift of Gold

January 2, 2022
Our gospel lesson this morning recounted the familiar visit of the wise men, a key set of figures in our holiday nativity scenes. They come bringing rather, should we say, […]
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Lost…and Found

December 26, 2021
I cannot read the gospel lesson this morning without recalling the time we lost our son – well, the first time anyway.  While you might have heard this one before, […]
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Jesus Saves

December 24, 2021
About a week before Christmas a family bought a new nativity scene. When they unpacked it they found 2 figures of the Baby Jesus. “Someone must have packed this wrong,” […]
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December 20, 2021
Jill Duffield, the author of Advent in Plain Sight, wrote her devotional book with the purpose of discerning the divine possibilities in what first appears to be commonplace.  In her […]
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December 12, 2021
I may have mentioned this before, but as a fresh-out-of-seminary pastor, I was anticipating an Advent season full of sermons and stories about a sweet baby in a manger.  Apparently, […]
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December 5, 2021
Well, we are finding ourselves in the midst of everything Christmas; well, except for the warm, sunny afternoons without a snowflake in sight. The Salvation Army kettles are out, the […]
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