Watching for the Morning

On the first day of the week while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb.
As students/followers of Jesus, we live with our eyes turned towards

  • The first morning when Got created and blessed a good world
  • That Easter morning when we were born as children of hope
  • The dawn of that day when all the earth is made new
  • Each Sunday where we are met by Christ anew

Recent Posts

scripture is work. It asks something of us. It bids us listen. It asks us to see. It calls for self-examination and an open heart. It summons us to generosity and compassion and the hard work of reconciliation. Scripture is work. But scripture is also promise. Continue reading
Posted: July 13, 2017, 7:52 pm
Wednesday Psalm 65:5, 8-13 8 You make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy. We forget, sometimes, that the bulk of scripture is poetry. It is part of why we get in trouble if we read … Continue reading
Posted: July 12, 2017, 9:23 pm
In those times when the news seems perennially despairing, when violence and lies abound and kindness and mercy seem scarce, we are reminded that God’s word does not fail. Mercy abounds. And wherever it is sown, it will reap a wondrous harvest Continue reading
Posted: July 11, 2017, 11:16 pm
Sunday It’s hard to describe what happened to me at the altar during the prayers of the church, yesterday. Typical Lutheran congregations don’t have a shared vocabulary for discussing personal spiritual experiences. Other communities of which I have been a … Continue reading
Posted: July 10, 2017, 11:03 pm
How many of us wake up each morning and run to serve the promise of a world where peace reigns? Continue reading
Posted: July 9, 2017, 12:09 am
I wonder if the people laughed at the voice of the prophet. I wonder if they looked around at the city built from rubble, subjected to a foreign power, and plagued with a poor economy, and laughed when he cried out "Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey." Continue reading
Posted: July 8, 2017, 12:12 am
There’s a sweet word coming in the Gospel text for Sunday. Jesus is going to say those familiar and comforting words: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” And God knows, we are weary. But before we get to that promise, there is a rebuke. Continue reading
Posted: July 5, 2017, 11:40 pm
Its not just that there is beauty in the ordinary. It is that all existence is extraordinary. Continue reading
Posted: July 3, 2017, 6:19 am
A cup of cold water. That’s all it takes to be remembered in heaven: a cup of cold water. The simplest gesture of hospitality to the ambassadors of heaven’s reign will be rewarded. Continue reading
Posted: July 1, 2017, 8:32 pm
The healing and redeeming work of Jesus leaves scars on his hands. And we are sent to carry on that work. Continue reading
Posted: June 24, 2017, 5:47 pm