Posts by Jen

Don’t Give Up Chocolate This Lent

This ad caught my attention.  I am not interested in the Dynamic Catholic program, but this ad is different. For some of us, Lent is all about giving things up- chocolate, meat, or something else desirable.  For others of us Lent is not something we have ignored.  Didn’t sound like much fun so why find…

Last Advent Reflection of the Season

ANGEL-FILLED ADVENT by Ann Weems   Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Advent came filled with angels and alleluias? Wouldn’t it be perfect if we were greeted on these December mornings with a hovering of heavenly hosts tuning their harps and brushing up on their fa-la-las? Wouldn’t it be incredible if their music filled our waking hours with the promise of peace on…

Advent Day 22: In Search of Our Kneeling Places

Today’s Advent Reflection.   “In Search of Our Kneeling Places” by Ann Weems   In each heart lies a Bethlehem, an inn where we must ultimately answer whether there is room or not. When we are Bethlehem-bound we experience our own advent in his. When we are Bethlehem-bound we can no longer look the other…

Advent Day 10: Advent Prayer

Today’s Advent Reflection is a poem entitled “Advent Prayer” by Henri Nouwen Lord Jesus, master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas. We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day. We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us. We…

Advent Day 2: Mr. Messiah

Today’s Advent Reflection is a poem written by yesterday’s preacher, Rev. Eugene Palmore, called “Mr. Messiah.” It happened so long ago it’s kind of difficult to remember this special night you ask about in a long ago December. I was just a small boy then I wasn’t any more than ten, and the only thing…

Sex, Death and Money

The podcast entitled Sex, Death and Money inspired the sermon series we will begin on November 1st.  Why are we going to talk about these particular topics?  Because they are tough to talk about and often get overlooked or avoided, especially in church.  Couple that with the knowledge that God has something to say to…