Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday in Lent THE READINGS First Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14 1 The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; […]

Whose Heart Is Mine?

Here we are, fully immersed in Lent. Our cravings for the things we gave up are hopefully not as strong and we are remembering more and more to omit the A-word. We are smack dab in the middle and we’ve got this Lent thing down! But as the days slip by, each one a little […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for March 26, 2017 Fourth Sunday in Lent THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 1 The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set […]

My Garden Volunteers

This Sunday’s readings, about the difficult Israelites, the caverns of the earth and the pasture of his hand, and the sower and the reaper, brought to mind these musings from the beginning of garden season last year… Every year in my garden, something comes up that I don’t recognize. I call them “volunteers.” Sometimes the […]

The One Who Sings Prays (and Praises!) Twice

Music is integral to the lives of many people, though not everyone has the gift of music making. I find myself coveting the gift, which leads me to hope that as I am more fully clothed in the resurrection life, the gift which I long for will be supplied in abundance. Then, and only then, […]