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I never shared my story before.
I was twenty years old, a student studying in England for a semester abroad, traveling around Europe by myself. A great adventure in independence and resilience.
On my first day in Paris, a man followed me out of the subway station, refused to leave me alone, grabbing […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 33:12-23 and Psalm 99; Isaiah 45:1-7 and Psalm 96:1-13; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
Narrative Lectionary: God Calls David, 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 51:10-14 (John 7:24)
Moses speaks with God on Sinai in Exodus 33:12-23. Moses asks God’ s presence to be made known to the people, but then more specifically […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 32:1-14 and Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Isaiah 25:1-9 and Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
Narrative Lectionary: God Calls Samuel, 1 Samuel 3:1-21 (John 20:21-23)
God has an argument with Moses about who the people really belong to. When Moses is delayed on the mountain and the people complain to Aaron, Aaron […]
(originally published on my personal Facebook account)
Today, as we approached the school grounds, kids were running from cars and the buses to the playground. When we got close to school, AJ took my hand, and leaned in to me. He doesn’t say much with words, but it was a moment of holiness for me.
We confess that we have sinned against You, O Lord.
We have valued money over blood.
We decided it is better to have guns for protection at the risk and cost of innocent lives.
We argue for our right to bear arms instead of the right to live.
We have clung to the […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 and Psalm 19; Isaiah 5:1-7 and Psalm 80:7-15; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46
Narrative Lectionary: God Provides Manna, Exodus 16:1-18 (John 6:51)
The Decalogue, or more commonly known, the Ten Commandments, are given to Moses on Sinai as instruction for the people. The first four have to do with […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 17:1-7 and Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Psalm 25:1-9; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32
Narrative Lectionary: God’s Name is Revealed, Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17 (John 8:58)
The people, newly out of slavery in Egypt, complain to Moses in the wilderness that there is no water to drink. So Moses in […]
A Call for Solidarity in Prayer, Courage, and Resources
God, You are not the wind and the waves,
You are in the ease of the wind and the calming of the storm.
God, You are not the terror that strikes our hearts,
You are in the hearts of those who respond to […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 16:2-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16
Narrative Lectionary: Jacob’s Dream, Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23; 28:10-17
The people of Israel are barely out of Egypt, hardly have had time to celebrate their new freedom when they begin complaining. In Exodus 16:2-15, the people grumble against […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 14:19-31 and Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21; Genesis 50:15-21 and Psalm 103: (1-7) 8-13; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35
Narrative Lectionary: Binding of Isaac, Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 (John 1:29)
The people walk across dry land as Moses stretches out his hand in Exodus 14:19-31. Though Pharaoh’s army pursues them, the army […]