My daughter was born two days before Christmas. Oddly the delivery room overlooked a cemetery, which seemed very inappropriate.
But the more I thought about it, the more it took on a deeper meaning. Since it was just two days before Christmas, there was an odd juxtaposition of the birth of my daughter, the birth of Jesus and the reminder of death. They were all woven together to create a beautiful cloth full of meaning. Continue reading Two Births at Christmas
A Sermon on Joel 2:12-13, 28-29 preached on the 2nd Sunday in Advent, December 6, 2020 at United Reformed Church … Continue reading Repentance and Hope
Sometimes the best thing that we can do is to let ourselves feel our tears. When we let them flow, they have a way of cleansing and healing the hurt in our hearts. Continue reading Feeling the Tears on Your Face
What do you do when you come to the end of your rope? Job voiced his complaints but he also continued to hope in God Continue reading Hope in a Time of Darkness: A Sermon on Job 19: 13-27
A fable I use for premarital counselling. Hand in hand, a newly married couple walked through the woods on a … Continue reading The Gift and the Greenhouse : A Fable
for Barbara, Marilyn and Nancy When he died grief pierced my sidelike one marked by the stigmata of Christ. Tears … Continue reading For a Grieving Widow
We remember, O Lord, the events of 9/11 and their repercussions throughout the years. We remember those innocents who were … Continue reading A Prayer for 9/11, 18 Years Later
For those who watch as a loved one declines toward death. Our times are in your hands, O Lordour good … Continue reading A Prayer for Waiting
In memory of my brother, Brad Weber, 1956 – 2017 “Do you think Brad misses his family in heaven?” This … Continue reading Does Brad Miss His Family in Heaven?
It sits on the dining room tablein front of the plate where I share a daily meal with my wife. … Continue reading Grandpa’s Piggy Bank