Peace – Prayer – Joy – Love

Sermons on Acceptance

Opening a gift

Responding to God’s Gifts

We’ve been talking about Gifts lately.         Christmas Gifts                 Holiday Gifts to Each Other                 Magi Gifts to the Holy Family         Divine Gospel Gifts                 Prophesy Embodied – God in Flesh                 Divine Faithfulness – God’s Generous Legacy         Ministry Partnership Gifts                 Embarking on our Journey Together                 Our New Secretary -…

Seek ye first…

(Open with some Olympic jokes and banter…) Speaking of the Olympics…have any of you wondered what kind of attention Ryan Lochte was seeking when he went out partying in Rio? If you haven’t heard, the 12-time Olympic medalist has had a tremendous downfall lately. You could say his “Tayna Harding” moment began after he and three teammates hit the town to celebrate.…

God’s Desired Things

Reading: Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes) In 1927 Max Ehrmann wrote Desiderata, which when translated from Latin means “desired things.” It’s a beautiful prose poem that begins with the words, “Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.” During my time away with my family, which wasn’t always as peaceful or placid as one might wish, I learned this…