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Your love is extravagant

Ephesians 3:14-21 and John 6:1-21 What comes to mind for you when you hear the word “extravagant?” By definition extravagance has to do with a lack of restraint in spending money or using resources. It’s a word associated with luxury, lavishness, comfort and indulgence. An extravagance is usually something optional, […]

Come. Drink. Flow.

A reflection for Pentecost. Based on John 7:37-39 There is a story* told by the rabbis of old of a great and harsh desert which people were hesitant to cross because of its scorching heat and shifting sands. In the midst of the barren and dangerous wilderness was a well […]

Fasting by feasting

*** a sermon for Ash Wednesday based on Isaiah 58:1-9 and John 60:30-35, 41*** Today is the beginning of Lent – a 4o day period of repentance and fasting as we prepare for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection in which we focus on […]

The power of a name

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth. ~Tess Scott In John 20:11-18, angels, titles, roles, designations – mommy, wife, daughter, reverend, sister, friend – cannot break through Mary’s blinding loss and grief. Yet by uttering her name, Jesus changes […]

In the beginning

A Message for Confirmands based on John 1 and Genesis 1: 15 September 2013 In the beginning … In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning. In the beginning … In the beginning God […]