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.

What happened for irritated, grumpy Paul?

Easter 6A: Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson, Texas. The Blue Aegean Sea. The Parthenon. Paul is preaching at the Areopagus in Athens! He had been pegged by the Stoics and Epicureans[1] as a “busybody” as he went around town carefully observing Athenian life and culture. They invited him to speak at … Continue reading What happened for irritated, grumpy Paul?

Good Shepherd Sunday: God loves you. You love us.

Easter 4A, 2020: Good Shepherd Sunday of Coronatide (John 10:1-10). St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson. How many interesting stories begin with “I was cleaning my garage when…?” So, I was cleaning my garage when I discovered a box of precious items and drawings from many years ago. It was a time capsule from my children’s childhood. … Continue reading Good Shepherd Sunday: God loves you. You love us.

Welcome Happy (confusing, social distancing) Morning: Easter 2020

Easter (Year A): John 20:1-18. St. Timothy's, Lake Jackson, Texas. There is a rabbinical saying about Scripture, that it is like a multi-faceted jewel: turn it, turn it, for everything is in it. This speaks to the dynamic relationship we have with scripture. How it is that these Spirit-inspired sacred pages continue to speak to … Continue reading Welcome Happy (confusing, social distancing) Morning: Easter 2020