Monthly Archives: July 2018

Living Like Jesus: Hidden in Plain Sight – Sermon on Mark 6:14-29

July 15, 2018

Have you ever noticed that bad stuff always seems to happen just when you thought things were great? I’m a pretty optimistic person, but as I get older, I notice myself becoming wary whenever things start going well. I start “waiting for the other shoe to drop.” And I think I know exactly when I started this business of anticipating the worst whenever life was really good. Continue reading

Living Like Jesus: Pack Light – Sermon on Mark 6:1-13

Pentecost 6B
July 8, 2018

It’s time to shop for school supplies already! New school supply lists are fun, but not as much fun as the packing list for summer camp. You have to pack light, because you carry your own pack when you get to camp. You need a flashlight, and a towel, and …. not a lot else, really.

I remember one girl came to summer camp with a duffle bag carefully packed by her mom. It was a five-day-four-night camp, so the mom had packed four changes of clothes for her daughter. A pair of socks, underwear, a T-shirt, and a pair of shorts were all rolled together in four bundles. Continue reading