God Notices

Some years ago, before the death of Mother Theresa, a television special depicted the grim human conditions that were a part of her daily life. It showed all the horror of the slums of Calcutta and her love for these destitute people. The producer interviewed her as she made her rounds visiting the people she … More God Notices

No Place Too Far

In 2016, ABC News ran a story about a woman named Tiffany Otterbeck.  Tiffany and her husband had had a baby, she’d gone on parental leave, and now, she had returned to work.  One night, even though she was exhausted from working all day and then caring for her young daughter, she decided that she was … More No Place Too Far

Hello, Neighbor

“The Samaritan went to him and bandaged his wounds, tending them with oil and wine. Then he placed the wounded man on his own donkey, took him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day, he took two full days’ worth of wages and gave them to the innkeeper. He said, ‘Take … More Hello, Neighbor

See & Tell

Mary said, “The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” Luke 1:49 It is one thing to name God in our lives. It is another to describe…to turn that into a story. That is what Mary does in this text. Mary acknowledges the greatness of God, calling God “The … More See & Tell

Something Different

The people were angry.  They were.  The Jewish people had been robbed of their land, and their dignity.  They were subjects to the Romans, their rights had been taken away and the Roman soldiers were regularly mistreating, beating and even killing those who broke any kind of law or rule.  Emotions were high, and the people were angry. Enter … More Something Different

Going Deep

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, our Savior, who calls us into deep waters.  Amen. Our Gospel story from the book of Luke is the calling of the first disciples.  These are fisherman.  These are just ordinary guys who are going about their work, minding their own business, cleaning, and repairing their … More Going Deep