Sermons from January 2016

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I opened my sermon from this weekend with a retelling of Max Lucado’s children’s book, You Are Special. I found a link with the whole story here.  The short, short summary is that there were these wooden people called the Wemmicks. And all day, every day, the Wemmicks would give each other stickers- stars and dots. […]

Recognizing God

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is […]

We’ve Got Spirit

Photo Credit: “Mercer Island High School Cheerleaders” by Jeff Hitchcock from Vancouver, BC, Canada – What Fun. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons –   A common cheer when I was in High School was:  We’ve got spirit, yes we do!  We’ve got spirit, how about you?”  Was done as a challenge to […]

An Ordinary Christmas

Photo credit:  “Nativity tree2011” by Jeff Weese – Flickr: Nativity. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons –   It didn’t feel much like Christmas. I had done all the right things. The Christmas lights and Christmas tree were up. I had sampled the wonderful special Christmas cookies and treats. I had been to […]