The Beauty of the Whole Mountain

Beauty meets us everywhere, on the mountaintop but can surprise us also in places we would not expect…including the very most ordinary. […] → Continue Reading The Beauty of the Whole Mountain

The Pearl of Great Value

…step out from your day to day goings on and remember what the kingdom of heaven looks like for you right now. […] → Continue Reading The Pearl of Great Value

Tending to the Wheat & the Weeds

“…Withhold judgment until you have seen the tree in all its seasons.” […] → Continue Reading Tending to the Wheat & the Weeds

The Master Sower

Don’t hoard the joy you have. Just throw it all over your world, and leave the sprouting to God. […] → Continue Reading The Master Sower

Everything Must End

Dear generation, how many lies must be spoken, before we followers of Jesus will stand for the truth? Dear generation, how many must suffer and die, before we will live God’s good news? […] → Continue Reading Everything Must End

An Economy of Hospitality

…When Jesus finally punctuates his disciples’ commission, he establishes Christian evangelism as a reciprocal endeavor, an economy of hospitality within which everyone has ideas and gifts to offer; vulnerabilities to be honored; and needs to be attended. […] → Continue Reading An Economy of Hospitality

Children of Abraham, Children of God

At times, it can feel as if division is inevitable, and that the violence that ensues from it will go on interminably. But there are moments, glimpses of the fulfillment, where the sword of truth cuts cleanly through the lesser and fading world. […] → Continue Reading Children of Abraham, Children of God

Point of No Return

Do we believe in resurrection or not? If we do, how do we live it, and how do we help others live it? […] → Continue Reading Point of No Return

Extending Grace

Each of us are being called by God for a purpose, and are given tools with which to accomplish that mission. […] → Continue Reading Extending Grace

Living Water

The Third Sunday in Lent 19th March 2017 Hilary Keachie St. Paul’s Within the Walls Growing up, I often spent a few weeks in the summer at my grandparent’s cottage. It was what you might call “rustic”: no electricity, boat-only access, propane lights, no drinking water. Every morning, we would take the little tin boat across the river to where a fancy hotel once stood, some 100 years ago. We’d tie the boat to a […] → Continue Reading Living Water

Beyond the Shattered Walls

If we move along with some degree of confidence and faith trusting that the Spirit is woven into the fabric of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, we are are brought to some new place… […] → Continue Reading Beyond the Shattered Walls

A New Start

We humans, though living in a garden paradise where all we ever need is provided for us, are particularly susceptible to a desire for more, for better, and for self-centered power. And when we indulge that desire, and its attendant feeling of lack, we embark upon a journey of ever diminishing satisfaction. […] → Continue Reading A New Start

Creative Tension

What of our past can help us construct a better future, with God’s help? […] → Continue Reading Creative Tension

Love and the Law

How do we love those who want to hurt us, or even more, hurt our loved ones? […] → Continue Reading Love and the Law

Life and Law

Choosing life is so much bigger than choosing tribe, or choosing family, or choosing country. […] → Continue Reading Life and Law