Recommit to the God of Love

Proper 25A: Matthew 22:34-46. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson. There’s a colorful stained-glass window in the chancel of Christ Church Cathedral, Houston which served as a focal point for me in worship services during the 5 years I served there as Canon for Welcome & Evangelism.  The window includes images symbolizing the four gospels: … Continue reading Recommit to the God of Love

A future together through forgiveness

Proper 19, Year A: Genesis 50:15-21; Matthew 18:21-35. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson. I don’t know the whole story. I actually don’t know the story at all. All I know is that the disagreement happened during the construction of a fence. And it happened before Ed and I bought our little 1950s ranch house in … Continue reading A future together through forgiveness

When two or three are gathered … it will be difficult.

Proper 18, Year A: Matthew 18:15-20. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson. It has been noted that when two or three are gathered … it will be difficult. We laugh at this twist on today’s scripture because it’s true! Even people who love each other and get along most of the time will occasionally do something … Continue reading When two or three are gathered … it will be difficult.

Don’t just do something, stand there.

Proper 15, Year A: Matt. 15:21-28. St. Timothy's, Lake Jackson, Texas. “Don’t just do something, stand there!”[1] This guidance is sometimes playfully offered to students in Clinical Pastoral Education — that is, CPE for short. Fifteen summers ago, in blazing-hot Dallas, I was a CPE chaplain at the nationally ranked Children’s Medical Center. This training is required for ordination in … Continue reading Don’t just do something, stand there.

Two Dinner Parties … but only one I want to attend.

Proper 13A: Matthew 14:13-21. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson, Texas. I love a good dinner party. Don’t you?  My husband and I have always enjoyed hosting dinner parties. He’s a wonderful cook and I like to tidy the house, set the table, and prepare the drinks.  Sharing a meal has the power to strengthen … Continue reading Two Dinner Parties … but only one I want to attend.