Come to the Fountain

COME TO THE FOUNTAIN JEREMIAH 17:5-13 Listen to Come to the Fountain Dave Huhn is a sheriff’s deputy in Montezuma, Colorado. AS NPR reports, one Sunday morning several years ago, Huhn got a call from a frantic woman who was screaming over the phone as she watched her 82 year old husband from the window. […]

Acquire the Fire

Acquire the Fire Isaiah 6:1-7 John 13:1-35 Listen to Acquire the Fire In the Netflix show Tidying Up, Japanese organizing consultant and author Marie Kondo helps couples declutter their lives and choose joy with the Kon Marie method of tiding up.  Basically, Kondo meets with couples and has them go through all their possessions, touching […]

The Real News

THE REAL NEWS JEREMIAH 1:1-8              Listen to The Real News  A pastor is talking to one of his members. Member: Pastor I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is church attendance grew dramatically the past three weeks! Pastor: That’s great! What’s the bad news? Member: The bad news is […]

Priceless

  PRICELESS ISAIAH 43:1-10 LUKE 3:15-17-22 Listen to Priceless When we are in love we are willing to pay a pretty high price to impress our beloved because the one we love is priceless to us. For example, often we as people put a lot of time, energy, and money, into marriage proposals. One man […]

A Shepherd Is Born!!

A SHEPHERD IS BORN! MATTHEW 2:1-12 Listen To A Shepherd is Born!   In the recent movie A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a famous country singer who struggles with alcohol and drug addiction. Jackson meets, Ally, played by Lady Gaga, a waitress and aspiring singer songwriter. They fall in love and […]

Fantastic Joy and Where to Find Him!

FANTASTIC JOY AND WHERE TO FIND HIM Luke 2:1-20 Listen To Fantastic Joy and Where to Find Him In the 2016 Harry Potter prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander is a British Wizard who travels across the Atlantic to New York City in the year 1926, sixty five years before […]

The Gift is For Us

The Gift is For Us Luke 3:1-6 Isaiah 40 Romans 15 2 Corinthians  12:1-10  Listen To The Gift is For Us   Today’s lectionary reading from the Gospel of Luke sounds like a who’s, who of the ancient world. Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate, the high priests, Annas and Caiphas and all those other names we […]

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Gift That Keeps on Giving Luke 21:25-36 Isaiah 40 Listen to The Gift That Keeps on Giving   Tis the season for giving. From Thanksgiving to Christmas we begin to plan all the gifts we want to give those we love.  We try to find the season’s hottest, must have gift, to show that […]

Tried and True

JOHN 18: 28-40 TRIED AND TRUE    Listen To Tried and True I was 16 when I first saw the 1999 Sci-Fi, kung fu, mind bending, classic movie, The Matrix. And because the advertising campaign was scarce on details, I went into the movie not knowing what to expect. If you haven’t seen the movie […]

Giant Problems

GIANT PROBLEMS MARK 13:1-13 Romans 8: 18-30 1 Thessalonians 2:2-8 1 Thessalonians 5 Listen to Giant Problems   In 1676 the famous physicist Isaac Newton made famous a quote from the 12th century. In reference to the scientists that had come before him he said, “if I have seen a little further it is by […]