Category Archives: Spirituality

Queen of But

My options are limited.  That was what the lady at the wig shop said to me after she measured my head before I lost my hair to chemo.  My head is too big.  My options are limited.  I couldn’t believe … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Lectionary, Lutheran, RCL lectionary, Spirituality, Stewardship, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Deep Gladness

The taste of the first sweetest corn The first cherry in 40 years and I am a newborn Swatted away by an embarassed hand that caught me Paying attention Humming to myself I draw a new thought catch a glimpse … Continue reading

Posted in poem, Spirituality, summer | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Chaos Monsters

Chaos monsters have taken over our house.  The house, like its owners, is “of a certain age.”   Like its owners, it requires quite a bit of patching up and occasionally a major overhaul, removal, or replacement of parts.  Like … Continue reading

Posted in RCL lectionary, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Danger!

This is something of an announcement. An invitation. Blow the trumpets. I’m going to try something a little different. That alone is danger enough, for those who know me well. “What would it be like if…..” What would it be … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Christian, Dangerous Jesus, Lutheran, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Irreconcileable Differences: When Life can’t be Fixed

Sometimes, life deals a hand that just can’t be played out to anyone’s benefit.  You look at the cards, and there isn’t even enough of a pigs’ ear to make a purse.   Words are said that cannot be taken … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Lent, RCL lectionary, Spirituality, tragedy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Everyone Needs a Mizz Binkley

It was very late when my cell phone summoned me.  One neighbor called me to tell me about the ambulance in front of another neighbor’s house.  There is a child in that house who sometimes plays with our children.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Sermon on the Mount, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Have Yourself a Sneaky Subversive Little Christmas

Disclaimer:  This is NOT my Christmas sermon, so reading it does not absolve you from going to church! I hate Christmas ranting.  I strongly dislike all the trite little catch-phrase campaigns like “Jesus Is the Reason for the Season” and … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Lutheran, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A fantasy for all the days until Christmas

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Lutheran, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Praise of Foolishness

Matthew 25:1–13 Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christmas, Gospel of matthew, Lectionary, Spirituality | Tagged | 3 Comments

The Graveyard Gets a Vote

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun Ecclesiastes 1:9   Leisurely Saturday morning breakfast gave rise to conversation about scary stories and Beetlejuice, last … Continue reading

Posted in Lectionary, Liturgy, Lutheran, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment