What Does It Mean To Keep Awake?

Sermon: Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle, WA November 27, 2011, First Sunday of Advent Scripture: Mark 13:24–37 The Coming of the Son of Man 24 ‘But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Keep Awake?

First Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 64:8 Yet, O Lord, you are our Father: we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. November 27th is the first Sunday in Advent, and Advent means waiting. Now that we have stuffed ourselves on good food, and reveled in the company of family and friends … Continue reading First Sunday of Advent


  The leaves have faded From gold to dry dusty brown. The wind blows cold and drear Chilling me to the bone. How long my Lord Will I sit in the shadow of your anger? Will I ever see the light of dawn, warm on the horizon? Forgive me, Holy Spirit, For I fear losing … Continue reading Prayer

A Story of Openings

I was preparing to leave for class when I suddenly remembered I had the homily for the 8:30 am Morning Prayers, and I hadn’t written anything yet.  As I stood in my office, panic setting in, I grabbed my notebook, and a book on the interpretation of scripture and ran out the door.  I am … Continue reading A Story of Openings

A Variation on the Lord’s Prayer

Abiding Spirit, surrounding us in love, Honored be your name. Your Kingdom grows in all Creation Sacred is the work of the earth, As earths children reach for the universe. Fill us with the bread of your word, And forgive the errors of our ways, Just as we forgive the errors Of those around us. … Continue reading A Variation on the Lord’s Prayer