Turn the World Upside Down

A Sermon for Year B, Proper 28 When I was a child, during school recess I often found myself perched in a high position—usually atop the monkey bars or sitting in the very center of the geo dome.  And while I was doing some self-care, enjoying some personal time alone, I would survey the playground and watch what... Continue Reading →

Lost in His Love

A Sermon for the Ordination of Nathan George Syer to the Transitional Diaconate Psalm 139:1-11 Matthew 18:10-14 Perfect submission, all is at rest I in my Savior am happy and blessed Watching and waiting, looking above Filled with His goodness, lost in His love Nathan, this is your story.  It is a story of love.  It is... Continue Reading →

Holy, holy, holy.

A sermon for the ordination of Peter Dunne Skewes-Cox to the sacred ordination of priests. Isaiah 6:1-8   Welcome everyone to this glorious celebration!  Welcome to Peter’s family and friends, from the East Coast and the West Coast and all those beautiful places in between.  Welcome parishioners from St. John’s and St. Catherine’s, from St. Paul’s and St.... Continue Reading →

Let Us Pray.

A Sermon for Proper 21, Year B James 5:13-20 “The simple path: silence is prayer, prayer is faith, faith is love, love is service, the fruit of service is peace.” ― Mother Teresa Earlier this month I marked my one year anniversary serving the beloved community of St. Patrick’s Church in Incline Village, Nevada.  And friends, what a... Continue Reading →

Be Opened.

A Sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 7:24-37 September 9, 2018   Two priests walk into a bar this past Thursday evening in downtown Reno, hitting up a late happy hour before grabbing something to eat.  And I’ll be honest with you, considering where I was in my work week, I only wanted to converse... Continue Reading →

Kitchen of the Kingdom

Year B, Proper 12, John 6:1-21 My grandmother—Amelia Augusta Dunn, or Granny as we called her—was a stubborn, sassy, southern woman who grew up on a farm right outside of Mobile, Alabama.  And goodness did I feel spoiled whenever I visited my Granny.  I remember as a little girl that somehow everything tasted sweeter in her country... Continue Reading →

Come & Go

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20, NRSV A reflection for the closing of the... Continue Reading →

David: A Complicated Character

Sermon for Year B Proper 6 June 17, 2018 “The LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 Growing up I loved the Old Testament heroes and heroines, patriarchs and matriarchs, prophets and judges.  I loved their stories.  Like Abraham, who left his... Continue Reading →

Holy Disruption

A Sermon for Year B, Proper 5 Mark 3:20-35 "The crowd came together again, so that Jesus and his disciples could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind!” This week I want you to imagine yourself in... Continue Reading →

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