Tested- Hungry-Awake

Luke tells us that “Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of the Holy Spirit,” and that makes perfect sense. Every time we sing “Child of blessing, child of promise”, I want to waltz down the center aisle holding that newly baptized child of God! The sky cracked open, the Holy Spirit landed on Christ […]

“I Have A Dream” prayer

God, our refuge and our strength,     we feel the fierce urgency of the now. We long to save the soul of our nation.* We can not be satisfied with injustice- anywhere. We lift up those who endure excessive trials and tribulation. May your creative power redeem their suffering. In our struggles, keep us free from […]

“You are my child”

Have you heard Heaven’s Voice speaking: “You are my child, my Beloved; I rejoice in you”?  Do we believe the Good News that “God loves us” and that “God loves the world”?     When Jesus was baptized, Jesus was praying. Jesus was praying and heaven itself opened up. The Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus […]

Christ comes to challenge Caesar

“This will be a sign to you: a baby wrapped in rags and lying in the manger” As we hurry towards Christmas cheer, let us slow down and watch for angel’s signs.  Ponder the holy mystery- the Creator dwelling with us- the newborn king sleeping in feedbox cradle. Tonight, Almighty God comes as vulnerable as […]