5 Lent 2021

Wednesday night, during our CS Lewis study, we talked about “tokens” or symbols and some ways we use them and how powerful they can be.  I was in Food Lion the other day and the man behind me noticed the cross around the neck of the woman behind him and immediately started asking her whereContinue reading “5 Lent 2021”

Lent 3 2021

How do you picture Jesus?  Today’s reading is sometimes difficult for people because we tend to picture Jesus as what in literature one would call a flat or underdeveloped character.  We like the wise teacher who is kind to children, but we shy away from the strong, assertive, and sometimes rigid aspects of his personality. Continue reading “Lent 3 2021”

Last Epiphany (Transfiguration) 2021

As I read today’s passage out of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, I had to read it twice, because the first time I totally misconstrued what he was saying, and it made me realize some of the difficulties individuals who have been participating in our C S Lewis study are having with the Screwtape Letters.Continue reading “Last Epiphany (Transfiguration) 2021”

5 Epiphany 2021

Freedom and obligation.  The late teens and early twenties are an exciting and scary time for most people.  Driver’s licenses, dating, jobs and/or college, marriage, apartments, voting, drinking, military service, bank accounts, taxes just to name a few.  There are a host of things that you were not allowed to or didn’t have to doContinue reading “5 Epiphany 2021”

Christmas Day 2020

The year 2020 has been a difficult one for most of us by comparison to what we think of as normal.  Depending upon your profession, you may have been overworked or struggled to find work.  Many people lost loved ones this year, and many others were separated from their loved ones by time and spaceContinue reading “Christmas Day 2020”

6 Easter 2020

Have you ever noticed that scripture frequently draws our attention to the absolute necessities of life and connects us to the necessities of the spiritual life?  Perhaps one of the reasons we fail to appreciate the importance of these spiritual necessities is that we have grown so accustomed to having the physical necessities that weContinue reading “6 Easter 2020”

3 Easter 2020

Our current culture tends to encourage us to leave the past behind us and to live in the present moment. For people that have a tendency to get bogged down by prior mistakes there is a certain amount of good advice in that, but in general, if we don’t ever look back, 1) we failContinue reading “3 Easter 2020”