Life Interwoven With Faith

Proper 15, Year B, RCL, Track 1 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14, Psalm 111, Ephesians 5:15-20 “When [King] David’s time to die drew near, he charged his son, Solomon, saying: “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, be courageous, and keep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.”[i] Then David died, or as our reading says, he “slept with his ancestors.” At this point, Solomon avenges his father. He kills or banishes the people who fought against or treated David poorly. Through much bloodshe

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Proper 13, Year B, RCL, Track 1 Psalm 51:1-13, Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6:24-35 Bread has been the staple of life by some estimates for 30,000 years.[i] White, leavened, wheat bread has been the ideal standard well before 400 B.C.E. and historically the varieties of breads were numerous. A third-century philosopher from Egypt said, in his time, it was common to find “leavened and unleavened loaves; loaves made from the best wheat flour; loaves made from groats, or rye, and some from acorns and millet. There were lovely crusty loaves too, and loaves baked on a hearth. Bakers made a bread mixed with cheese, but the favorite of the rich was always white bread made from wheat.”[ii] Last week, our

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