Monthly Archives: March 2015

Psalm 71:1-14 (NRSV)

  Psalm 71:1-14 (NRSV) Refuge. A place of shelter, protection and safety. She came to us as a surprise. An American Staffordshire terrier; aka a pit bull. Her owner had to give her up and the dog needed a home. I called dog shelters and rescues,… Continue reading




Isaiah 42:1-9

  Isaiah 42:1-9 I am notorious for asking, “Where’d you hear that?” Call me skeptical, but in an age of information where anyone can pretend to speak with authority, I find myself needing to always be diligent about knowing from whom exactly the news, advice… Continue reading




Just As I Am, Without One Plea

Just As I Am, Without One Plea   Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me, and that thou bidd’st me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.   Just as I am, though… Continue reading




Cabage Stir Fry

CABBAGE – VEGETABLE STIR – FRY 1/2 c. carrots, sliced 1/2 c. celery, sliced 3 med. potatoes, peeled & cut in 1/2 inch cubes Water to boil vegetables 2 tbsp. water 2 tbsp. soy sauce or 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce & 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2… Continue reading




Lord Keep us Steadfast in Your Word,

Lord Keep us Steadfast in Your Word,   Lord, keep us steadfast in your word; curb those who by deceit or sword would wrest the kingdom from your Son and bring to naught all he has done.   Lord Jesus Christ, your pow’r make known,… Continue reading




Mark 14:1-15:47 #2

  Mark 14:1-15:47     #2 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” (Mark 15:34)? I have always found Jesus’ last words disturbing and haunting. Was it a lapse in faith at the end? Was there some theological reason for them? In my relatively short… Continue reading




Mark 14:1-15:47

Mark 14:1-15:47  It’s the weirdest passage in the Bible: “A certain young man was following him, wearing nothing but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, but he left the linen cloth and ran off naked” (Mark 14:51-52). I like to quote it though,… Continue reading




Philippians 2:5-11

  Philippians 2:5-11 I wonder sometimes if we forget within our own tradition that we are made in the image of God. Yet it says so in Genesis. We have been created in God’s likeness—male and female. I think that changes how we look at… Continue reading




Psalm 31:9-16

  Psalm 31:9-16 A teammate and classmate of mine at the U.S. Naval Academy served as a Marine Corps officer in Afghanistan in the 2000s. During his first tour of duty, he talked about being in an area of so much uncertainty and hostility and… Continue reading




Isaiah 50:4-9a

Isaiah 50:4-9a Isaiah’s concern about disgrace and shame resonate strongly with me, and in the lives of the people I serve: churchgoers, wrestlers and those serving in our U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. It’s one thing when we do something that’s profane; it’s another thing… Continue reading