Posts from August 2023

Posts from August 2023

The Worshipful Life

The Good Old Days are never as good as we imagined. As time goes on, we embellish the narrative to focus more intently on the blessings, forgetting that there is struggle that came with that blessing. The children of Israel did this. In our reading from this past Sunday, we see that they are under the leadership of a new regime. Gone is the memory of Joseph and the favored status for the Children of Israel. Now they would experience…

Say Again

In April of 2015, Salahuddin Jitmoud was making one of his last deliveries for the night as a Pizza Hut delivery driver when he was stabbed to death and robbed at an apartment complex in Lexington, Kentucky. His body was later found lying in the breezeway of the complex. Eventually, a suspect, Trey Relford, was caught, tried and convicted for the crime of killing Salahuddin. Trey Relford was then sentenced to 31 years for his crime.  The father of Salahuddin,…

Celebration of Life: Tom Ewart

A Celebration of Life will be held for Tom Ewart Saturday August 19th, 10am, at Holy Trinity Nevada CityReception to follow after the service*Please note that parking will be limited*Plan Accordingly

The Flesh and the Spirit

What we believe and what we do should match up. If I say I love my wife, believing it in my heart, Then this belief should be seen and known. By her. By others. Honestly, it should be seen by total strangers. They should know we are married by watching us. If I say it and believe it. My behavior should match. This is a truth in our journey of faith too. What we believe, what we have faith in,…

Seeing God

What would you do if you had an encounter with God? Like Moses, Peter, James or John from the readings this week? Like I mentioned yesterday,  I would be terrified. To be in the presence of the Divine. To experience pure Holiness. Not sure I would hold up very well. And I feel like I am in good company. When I read through the Old Testament  and see the reactions of the different people in these stories,  I can’t believe…

Kingdom Living

For the last three Sundays, the Gospel reading has Jesus, through parables, explaining what the Kingdom of Heaven is like.  On Sunday, I tried to put all of this together to help us understand and see what Jesus has been talking about. Through the different parables, Jesus tells us a little about the Kingdom of Heaven. Note, Jesus was not intending to be exhaustive in his description of the Kingdom of Heaven, just to speak about some of the important pieces.…