Tag: peace


From dust you came and to dust you shall return.

Tonight, I will repeat these words over and over as I look into the eyes of church members – people who count on my to reveal the presence of God in their midst. People who look to me for hope and wholeness. People who come week in and week out, seeking the God who creates and sustains.

Peace is hard to find

Have you ever had one of those days where you just feel like giving up? Like your best will never be good enough and you’ll never be worth a place at the proverbial table? Like you can’t seem to breathe hope into the future, because everything around you seems so dark? Have you ever had one of those days only…

Humpday Homilies: On Sabbath

I’ve been in the mountains of Clayton, Ga. since Sunday leading a reflection and debriefing retreat for college and graduate school students called Selah Vie. The pastor carefully planned worship and vespers around developing a rhythm of life, including sabbath, community, and meaningful work. Throughout the week, I was reminded of a sermonette I preached at Park Avenue Baptist Church…