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Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 30, 2020

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. There is a house my dad helped build in Council Grove, Kansas. I have seen it with my own eyes. My dad helped build it when he was just a teenager, and the hardest part was probably working with...

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The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 9, 2020

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. One summer, when I was about fourteen years old, I rented a boat and went out sailing. It was nothing new for me. I’d done it hundreds of times before. In fact, I owned a boat at the time, and it...

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Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Where there is no love, put love in—and you will draw love out.” In this way, St. John of the Cross, the sixteenth-century Carmelite brother and spiritual teacher, counsels us to pray—and to...

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Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Babies change us. I’ll never forget when ours were born. I wept with joy. I felt so inadequate and so afraid. With Rachel, because she was our first. With Danny, because he was whisked off to...

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Trinity Sunday, June 16, 2019

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Jesus’ love is bubbling over. Jesus’ love is bubbling over. Jesus’ love is bubbling over. Al—le—lu—ia. Today, for Trinity Sunday, I’m starting with a song our children used to sing in Sunday...

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