October 16
I don't think I've ever heard anyone say anything positive about shame. I've heard experts talk about the trauma that is inflicted on children when they are recipients of shame-based punishment. I've heard of others who do whatever it takes to hide from the eyes of the world, because they have been told to be ashamed of their bodies or themselves. Read More
October 9
For a few years now, I have been critical of prayer. Not praying so much, but why people do it. I was fed up with the emails that promised that a prayer would be answered if it was forwarded on to a certain number of people. Read More
October 2
In the Gospel of John, during his trial, Jesus has this powerful exchange with Pilate. Jesus says, "I came into the world to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." And to that Pilate responds Read More
September 25
Over the years I've had a variety of injuries and illness and I've always known where to go. I got to know my knee doctor so well I did his wedding. My pulmonologist was also an usher at church, and we would joke about the cure for asthma that he recently discovered! Read More
September 18
Last week, at Epiphany in Suwanee, we talked a lot about Baptism. We dedicated our new Baptismal Font, the sermon focused on Baptism, and we had a unified education hour all focused on Baptism. Read More