Saints and Sinners

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. As you can see, we’ve just wrapped up a week of vacation Bible school here at Shepherd of the Valley. Our theme for VBS this year was “Hero Central.” Over the past week, the VBS kids learned about heroes of the Bible and learned how they … Continue reading Saints and Sinners

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I Hope You’re Somewhere, Praying

I Hope You’re Somewhere, Praying A Meditation on Kesha’s “Praying” Music Video “Why did I not die at birth, come forth from the womb and expire? Why were there knees to receive me, or breasts for me to suck? Now I would be lying down and quiet; I would be asleep; then I would be … Continue reading I Hope You’re Somewhere, Praying

Generational Divide (a sermon on Matthew 11:16-19,25-30)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. Let’s talk for about generations. Here in this congregation, we probably have representatives of five or six different generations, spanning the 20th century. There are just a few left from the Greatest Generation, those whose early lives were shaped by the Great Depression and who lived … Continue reading Generational Divide (a sermon on Matthew 11:16-19,25-30)