Touching What is Real

I couldn’t find my passport yesterday. Technically, Nathan couldn’t find his first. We’re traveling to British Columbia this afternoon for a conference and while getting ready Nathan realized he didn’t know where his passport was. I all but rolled my eyes at him as he searched from room to room; how careless of him! Of … Continue reading Touching What is Real

Not Ready

Wait. I’m not ready for this part of the story yet. I’m not ready for the final meal with friends. I’m not ready for the awkward intimacy of the foot washing or the mundane failure of the tired disciples to stay awake. I’m not ready for Holy Week. Not because of the practical details, mind … Continue reading Not Ready

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost -- September 24th, 2017 -- the Rev. James Joiner  “Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?” With all the complaining going on in the Exodus reading this morning, I like to imagine there had to … Continue reading

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost -- September 17th, 2017 -- the Rev. James Joiner Last Sunday was pretty great. The choir was back in session. Familiar and fresh faces alike settled into pews, and the kids streamed out from them. We sang joyfully to God and our singing felt good. Psalm 149 was on tap … Continue reading