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.

What are you doing with your burdens, O Prisoners of Hope?

Proper 9A, 2020: Zechariah 9:9-12; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson, Texas. Why, yes — Jesus, we are weary and burdened. And do I need to explain to any living person what I mean by that right now? Jesus says: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy … Continue reading What are you doing with your burdens, O Prisoners of Hope?

The sword, Perpetua, and the Christian identity.

Proper 7A: Genesis 21:8-21; Matthew 10:24-39. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson. Anyone notice the family troubles in today’s readings?  This is a harsh and painful scene inside (and outside) Abraham and Sarah’s household. And then we hear Jesus’ words in Matthew … about bringing a sword and turning family members against one another. Ah, … Continue reading The sword, Perpetua, and the Christian identity.

This is it.

Easter 7A, 2020: John 17:1-11. St. Timothy's, Lake Jackson, Texas. Do you remember being dropped off at sleep-away camp for the first time? Or how about moving off to college for your freshman year and watching your loved ones drive away? Many years ago, my mother made the long drive north on I-45 with me … Continue reading This is it.