We Have Found the Messiah

“I am not the Messiah” That’s probably pretty obvious to all of you.  Of course, I’m not the Messiah. But I wasn’t talking about me. These were the words of John the Baptist as he started his ministry. He was out there, talking to people about the coming Kingdom of God, preaching, inviting people to

Follow the Star

Today, we come to the end of our journey through Narnia and the Christmas season with the celebration of Epiphany.  The word Epiphany means “an appearance or manifestation” and on the twelfth day after Christmas, it is a celebration of the manifestation of God’s love in human form… and of all of those people to

God Prepares a Feast

How many of you ate too much this holiday season?  How many of you ate just enough?  You know, the thing about family gatherings, celebrations, and joyous events is that they are feast times in our lives. We gather around tables. We break bread. We share stories. And we experience life to its fullest.  

Can’t Keep Silent!

While the Advent journey takes us through an emotional rollercoaster of joy, fear, humility, and anticipation, there is no other emotion to guide the days after Christmas than pure celebration.  Each of the readings for this time of Christmas call us to take a deep breath of relief, to look around at the beauty of

Winter is Over!

Before our Christmas traditions took hold, there were other festivals in the northern hemisphere among folks who were tucked in for winter.  The crops had been harvested and stored, the work was done, and they celebrated…  But in one of the pieces I read this advent from a writer named Gayle Boss,  I was a

Livin’ on the Edge

This morning, we are hanging out in liminal space… That’s a funny word isn’t it… liminal…. Say it with me… liminal.   It comes from Latin and means “threshold.”  It is the space in between.  It is transitional. Our country is in that liminal space between an election and the swearing in of a new