Sermons & Series

Live from Christ Episcopal Church
July 1, 2018

The Touch

The Touch

In June, Stuart and I celebrated 36 years of marriage—which includes the three years when we hated each other. I was at a funeral this week and it reminded me of the first day and moment that our marriage began to resurrect from the dead. Stuart and I had been separated for about two years […]

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June 25, 2018

David and Goliath (Slight Return)

David and Goliath (Slight Return)

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June 17, 2018

Two Theories of Growth

Two Theories of Growth

Well, it’s Father’s Day. I didn’t know this before this week, but while Mother’s Day is a pretty heavily attended Sunday, Father’s Day is supposedly one of the least attended Sundays of the year. I’m not going to take it personally that I was the one asked to give the sermon this week! Anyways, I […]

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June 10, 2018

Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery

You may know that more babies are born in the summer than at any other time of year. I was talking to a labor and delivery nurse this week named Rhonda who told me that after 19 years on the job, she has seen a sea change recently. She said that many more mothers arrive […]

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June 3, 2018

Blessed Perplexity

Blessed Perplexity

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May 27, 2018

Drug of Choice

Drug of Choice

My husband Stuart is 3,904 miles away from me today. I know this because I am tracking him on the iPhone app Find My Friends. You might think this is controlling and I would agree with you. I like to think I have control over my life and tracking Stuart gives me that feeling. He […]

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May 20, 2018

The Divided Self

The Divided Self

Happy Pentecost, or should I say, the day after the Royal Wedding. Yesterday was the Royal Wedding, but you already knew that. Americans seem to have a particular kind of adoration for the Royal Family that honestly puzzles me a bit. And I don’t mean for that to sound judgmental, I was actually the one […]

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May 13, 2018

God Goes Belonging

God Goes Belonging

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you. I personally can’t speak experientially about motherhood (I’m somewhat limited in that category), but watching Maddy take care of Auden, our baby boy, for the past five months has been eye-opening as to the job requirements and I think that it’s nothing short of a miracle that any […]

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May 7, 2018

Lonely Servants (and Their Friends)

Lonely Servants (and Their Friends)

Click here to read the Cigna survey on loneliness that DZ references. Click here for the various friendship studies and commentary.

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April 29, 2018

Given Not Earned

Given Not Earned

With warmer weather creeping in and bitter frosts hopefully a thing of the past, It’s gardening season for many folks, so today’s Gospel reading may be using a metaphor that’s, please forgive the pun, ripe for our consideration. I actually find it really interesting that many of our metaphors and analogies come from the world […]

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