October 9, 2019

Week 42, Day 4

Further reflections on Genesis 32

I don't know whether Maya Angelou had Jacob's story in mind when she wrote this poem, but it wouldn't surprise me if she had.  I think she captures well here Jacob's experience of being released from his feelings of fear,...

October 9, 2019

Week 42, Day 3

Reflection on Genesis 32

“Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak”.  Gen. 32.24

Here’s a midrash on Genesis 32.

Jacob cheated and stole from his brother, Esau—twice;  took from him what could never, ever be paid back.  He conspired w...

September 17, 2019

Week 39, Day 2

Genesis 3                           What in the world is going on here?

“…now the Serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal the Lord God had made…”

In his commentary on Genesis, the Old Te...

September 10, 2019

Week 38, Day 2                         …to till and to keep…

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.”  Genesis 2.15

The work of Creation, as pictured in Genesis 2, begins...

September 4, 2019

Week 37, Day 3 Reflection on Genesis 2                                 

Some people say a man is made outta' mud

A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood

Muscle and blood and skin and bones


May 27, 2018


                for God is love…                       I John 4....

May 16, 2018

Week 21, Day 3                     

Acts 2. 1-21

Here is the full text for this week’s Pentecost celebration.

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a s...

May 15, 2018


Week 21, Day 1                                 

Philippians 2.1-13

…3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4Let each of...

May 11, 2018

Week 20, Day 5b

Philippians 2. 1-13

For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.             Matthew 16:25

Set Love free 

and she will lose  

this time  

and the next time  

and the time a...

May 11, 2018

Week 20, Day 5

Philippians 2. 1-13                      

“Downward mobility”,  Dr. Amy Oden called it in the article I posted on Tuesday of this week.  

    “Let the same mind be in you 

    that was in Christ Jes...

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