August 13, 2023
Mary reflects on the very different tone found in Psalm 91 and Psalm 88 and invites us to embrace contradiction within and around us.
July 2, 2023
There are more laments in Psalms than any other kind of Psalm. These laments express many emotions, from grief and sorrow to anger and rage. They give us permission to cry out to God in times of distress or depression. Many of us have laments to share. In this sermon Richard shares a family story […]
June 25, 2023
Psalm 51 is a prayer of confession. And in my experience, we don’t emphasize confession a lot, but I think confession can be very fertile ground. Years ago, I encountered a form of prayer that I actually think might have changed my life. It was called a Welcome prayer. A simple form of the welcome […]
June 18, 2023
Our lives are shaped to a large degree by our desires. Desire isn’t the problem necessarily. Desiring the wrong thing or too much of a good thing is. Our desires can only ultimately be fulfilled in God, the God of the church, the world, the earth. Which brings us to worship, to God, to praise […]
June 4, 2023
The Psalmist for today’s scripture had a deep craving for God. One that is answered and gives comfort and fortitude. In our age of distraction the Psalmist can help remind us to allow for moments of Deep longing for God.