Feb. 7, 2016 “Broken Gift” – Romans 1:18-32

Romans 1:18-32 “Broken Gift” February 7, 2016 – Transfiguration “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy it its own way.” That’s the start of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. In his book Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton wrote, “It is always simple to fall; there are an infinity of angles at which one […]

Jan. 31, 2016 “Singular Gift” – Matthew 19:3-12

Matthew 19:3-12 “Singular Gift” January 31, 2016 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany I haven’t seen the 2005 movie, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” But without reading a plot summary you can guess it’s a comedy. Andy is an obviously immature male nerd living alone in an apartment filled with his collection of action figures. He rides a […]

Jan. 17, 2016 “Beautiful Gift” – Song of Songs 2

Song of Songs 2 “Beautiful Gift” January 17, 2016 – Second Sunday after Epiphany I browsed romance novels this week. Beth went with me to Fred Meyer. Here’s some titles we found: Tall Dark and Wicked, Losing Control, Sin and Swoon, Sweet as Sin, The Forbidden Billionaire, Seduction Game, and A Week to Be Wicked. […]

Jan. 10, 2016 “Shared Gift” – Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-24

Genesis 1:26-28, 31; 2:18-24 “Shared Gift” January 10, 2016 – First Sunday after Epiphany I threw the baseball straight up in the air, then tried to catch it in my new glove. It was the day after my birthday. I was trying out one of my gifts by myself. It wasn’t working out very well. […]