“First Day” Easter Meditation

The day my son was born changed everything for me. I was still me, but at the same time everything was different. Not only was there the addition of diapers, bottles, formula, pediatric doctors, vaccines, schools and sleep deprivation- lots of sleep deprivation; but I changed too. My outlook on life changed. The way IContinue reading ““First Day” Easter Meditation”

“Eating with Jesus” Meditation

When I was a kid, I used to watch the Mystery at the Lord’s Table. It was like a great passion play that unfolded before my eyes. The pastor, who was larger than life himself, in the flowing white robes and stole of his office, intoned the words of institution in His big, bellowing voice.Continue reading ““Eating with Jesus” Meditation”

“Expectations” Palm Sunday Meditation

Sermon for the Feast of Palm Sunday, preached at Gethsemane Lutheran:  The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name ofContinue reading ““Expectations” Palm Sunday Meditation”

“Dry Bones” Meditation

Hello friends! I am very sorry about this post coming out so late! My laptop was with the computer Doctor this week after having a panic attack and meltdown! 🙂 This sermon is from Ezekiel 37:1-14. I would recommend cracking open your Bible and giving it a quick read before you read the sermon ifContinue reading ““Dry Bones” Meditation”

“Big God” Meditation

Sermon for Gethsemane Lutheran on the Fourth Sunday in Lent I get to drive and travel a lot. Not as much as any of our professional drivers in the church, but still, quite a bit. This isn’t new for me, before, through much of the country for school, then in New Jersey and back andContinue reading ““Big God” Meditation”

“Tough Hope” Meditation

This week’s sermon I wrote for Gethsemane Lutheran and it was delivered by my friend, Matt Connelly. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Today’s lesson, written by the Pastor Paul to the church in Rome, reminds us about the toughness of the Christian hope. Hope in itself is a funny thing because you can’t touch hope or feel hope withContinue reading ““Tough Hope” Meditation”

“We are beggars” Meditation

Meditation for the Second Sunday in Lent at Gethsemane Lutheran “We are beggars, this is true.” These are the last written words of the Great Reformer and founder of the Lutheran heritage of faith, Martin Luther. During his lifetime he had a distinguished career both as a parish pastor and a Doctorate of theology atContinue reading ““We are beggars” Meditation”

“War of the Worlds vs. Jesus”

Today, God’s Word is directing us to think about God’s story of salvation and how we place ourselves in the great story of redemption that God has written for all of humanity. When I say the word story, I want to make sure we are all on the same page. In one sense when weContinue reading ““War of the Worlds vs. Jesus””

“Glimpse of Heaven” Meditation

Meditation for Transfiguration Sunday from Matthew 17:1-9 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appearedContinue reading ““Glimpse of Heaven” Meditation”

“Eye for an Eye” Meditation

Sitting in Panera on Friday, working on this sermon, a group of older men were joking around about one of their companions complaining about his back pain. They started calling out at him “survival of the fittest,” and “the weak will perish!” and hunched over his chair, he said, “your right, I’m a goner.” InContinue reading ““Eye for an Eye” Meditation”