Forward Day By Day – August 19, 2017

We’re moving into our problem-plagued house, I had a fender bender, my secretary resigned, our dog got sick, I stepped on a rusty nail while barefoot, and the expensive coffee maker I bought for my wife as a move-in present broke on its first use. Together, these...

Forward Day By Day – August 18, 2017

In June 2011 I started a bicycle trip around the country. I spent one year without flying or driving, to discover how Christians were—or were not—responding to climate change. I called this trip a Carbon Sabbath. On my second night, I bicycled through Oxnard and...

Blindness

by Maria Evans   AM Psalm 102; PM Psalm 107:1-32 2 Samuel 15:19-37; Acts 21:37-22:16; Mark 10:46-52   AM Psalm 102; PM Psalm 107:1-32 2 Samuel 15:19-37; Acts 21:37-22:16; Mark 10:46-52   What an interesting juxtaposition we have today in our reading...

Forward Day By Day – August 17, 2017

I came into clergy life through the backdoor. I was working as a musician, and a good friend invited me to play mandolin at a church in a jazz venue. The community I found in that jazz venue changed my life, leading me to seminary and eventually to ordination as an...

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