“In Sight of Snakes”: a sermon on Numbers 21:4-9

Numbers 21:4-9 4 They marched from Mount Hor on the Reed Sea[a] road around the land of Edom. The people became impatient on the road. 5 The people spoke against God and Moses: “Why did you bring us up from Egypt to kill us in the desert, where there is no food or water. And we detest this miserable [...]

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Something Big for Something Good

Text: Matthew 4:12-22 Many of you know that I work with kids in local school gardens. This work gets me in all kinds of goofy situations, from carrying around 15 flats of herb seedlings in my Prius to ordering live caterpillars online to be delivered through the US Postal Service to digging for potatoes with 4 [...]

I’m Not Ready Yet…

Transfiguration Sunday 2016 Scripture: Mark 9 When I step back and think about the Transfiguration on the mountain, I wonder what that word refers to more: Jesus’ transformation or Peter’s? Many Christians identify with Peter--do you? At times, I do. I think it’s because, to put it simply, Peter is human. He makes mistakes and [...]