Living Water

Lent 3A On June 27, 1880, a baby girl was born  to a prominent family in Tuscumbia, Alabama. For the first 18 months of her life she was healthy and happy, developing in all the ways that babies do in those early months of life. But in her 19th month, she became...

Just a Little Bit

Lent 1A Baptisms are usually causes for big celebrations. Family and friends gather from far-flung places to rejoice and take part in the service, the welcoming of a new person into the family of God. Almost always there is some kind of post-service celebration – a...

Listening to Jesus

Epiphany Last A Today we come to the end of the season of Epiphany, one of those seasons that varies in length according to when Easter falls. Easter is late this year, so we’ve had a long Epiphany. But no matter how long the season of light is, it always begins and...

Not Business as Usual

Epiphany 7A Today, for the fourth week in a row, our Gospel reading comes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The fact that our Sunday lectionary spends so much time on these teachings is a clue to how important they are. This sermon is Jesus’ first recorded public...

Choosing Life

Epiphany 6A It’s the end of the road for Moses. He has been leading the Israelites through the wilderness for 40 long years. Now they are perched on the edge of the Jordan River, on the verge of crossing over into that land which was first promised to the childless...

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