Category Archives: Sylvania First

Dancing with Delight!

Trinity Sunday, 2016 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 On the night before I preached this sermon, I saw on Facebook this post from Episcopal Memes: Thank you Lady Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham.  I will risk it. I am not a good … Continue reading

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I Do Not Know the Man

Matthew 26:69-75 Powerless.  That’s how I feel every time a bomb goes off in an airport or subway station, every time gunmen attack the innocent whether it be on a beach, in a nightclub or school, an office building or … Continue reading

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How the World Changes

As the horror of Friday night unfolded in Paris, I felt a profound sorrow, a quiver under my feet as the earth shook once again under such heinous violence.  I had flashbacks to 9/11 and to the terrifying moments of … Continue reading

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Come as You Are, Become as God Made You

The kingdom of God is a grand “come as you are” party in which nothing is ever the same for those who dare to show up. What I’ve discovered is that Jesus does not reject any part of me, but takes it, blesses it, breaks it and gives it back again, changed, transformed, consecrated for God’s purposes. I’ve also discovered that no one can become who God made them to be unless we know that who we are is not only acceptable, but also beloved. And because we are beloved, God wants so much more for us than what is. Continue reading

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