Patience, Patience, Patience

“Be patient.”  That’s an unusual to hear from scripture on this third Sunday of Advent, two short weeks before Christmas. When I think of qualities I need to have right now, patience is not the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, in the...

For Peachy Horne

We are here this morning to celebrate the life of our friend and parishioner Peachy Horne, and to commend her into the care of our gracious and loving God. It is a little unusual to have a funeral service on a Sunday morning. Peachy’s family prefers to have the...

Studying the Light

Most of you know that I enjoy photographing nature — both wildlife and landscapes. That interest really began here at St. Dunstan’s as I tried to capture photos of God’s creatures who share this property with us.  I soon realized I was going to...

Inwardly Digesting

    Do you trust the Bible?     That’s why a sign in front of a church I pass on the way home asked recently.     Do I trust the Bible?     It’s an interesting question; one that leads me to other...

Of Camels and Needles

    Zacchaeus is not a happy man. In fact, he might describe himself as miserable. He has great wealth, but has learned the hard way that riches do not guarantee joy.     He supposes that wealth often brings with it isolation, but most of...

Keeping the Faith

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”     These words we hear today in our epistle reading are written by the Apostle Paul from a prison cell in Rome to his friend and protégée...

Blessing the Scoundrel

    Many years ago, when I was newly ordained,  I taught an adult Sunday School class called “Saints and Sinners.” The class took a look at those we typically think of as Biblical heroes of faith – people like Abraham, Moses, David, Peter, and Paul...

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