Hope · Uncategorized

Exhausted, but Hopeful

One of the students this morning said I looked exhausted and asked if I was okay.  I thought I was covering it up by not wearing a t-shirt and yoga pants, by wearing real adult clothes – slacks, a cardigan, a statement necklace.  Apparently, it didn’t work. Yesterday was Senior Sunday and also a celebration… Continue reading Exhausted, but Hopeful

Uncategorized

Psalm 23 Sermon

I picked two scriptures from the lectionary today, we will explore one first and then the next.  The first one is Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for… Continue reading Psalm 23 Sermon

Book of Worship · Colossians 3 · Confession · Forgiveness · Peter Storey · Reconciliation · UMC

Confession, Forgiveness, Love Prayer Station

This past Wednesday, during our Evensong worship service, I gave the students a handout with these words on it.  We read the confession together.  Then I asked them to write with black sharpies on a black table cloth a couple of things.*  Those things that they feel are hindering them from feeling God’s love, the… Continue reading Confession, Forgiveness, Love Prayer Station

Anger · anxious · Chosen · Emmanuel · exile · Fear · God · Identity

Worry

Isaiah 43:1-7 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;… Continue reading Worry

Campus Ministry · Epiphany · Reflection · Scripture

Epiphany at Evensong

Greeting  Tonight we will celebrate the Ephipany (Manifestation) of the Lord.  This is always celebrated on January 6th.  The United Methodist Book of Worship says it’s an even more ancient celebration among Christians than Christmas, originally focused on the nativity, incarnation, and baptism of Christ.  Today we celebrate the coming of the three wise men… Continue reading Epiphany at Evensong

Advent · Christmas · Darkness · Light

Christmas Eve Reflection

  Does anyone feel like we need this in-breaking of the kingdom of God a little more this year?  Simply saying that there’s suffering in the world, we’re a country that’s more viciously divided albeit in my short life time, and the community-wide, familial, and personal tumult is not enough.  Simply acknowledging this reality is… Continue reading Christmas Eve Reflection

Uncategorized

Compelling Faith Evensong

The image above is from the movie Oliver Twist and he draws the long string…  “The other thing that comes to mind about compelling content is that….. it leaves me thirsting for more. There’s something about compelling content that drives me to subscribe, join or bookmark because I’ve had a taste of something I’d like a second… Continue reading Compelling Faith Evensong