Cooking with the Forgotten Ones

August 19th, 2018 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen One’s “Wisdom built her house; she has slaughtered her animals, mixed her wine, and set her table. She sends out her female servants; she issues an invitation from the top of the city heights: “Whoever is naive turn aside here, she says to those who lack sense. “Come eat my food, […]

Changing

August 13th, 2018 By punkpriest

I have hanging  a beautiful piece of art painted by a lady who admires our work. It is of a painting of a bleeding heart, with the words “counselor” and the phrase, “Love endures,” written across. I am reminded it now, as many of us weather a season of loss, life transitions, and letting go. […]

Stereotyping and Bullying

August 4th, 2018 By punkpriest

  Stereotypes and Bullying “F-E-A-R has two meanings: Forget everything And Run or Face Everything and Rise The choice is yours” There is a story of a man in Northern Missouri who bullied people in a small town for many years. He could be charming, and when a person would not give him what he […]

Eating on the Sabbath

July 20th, 2018 By punkpriest

  Eating on the Sabbath Mt.  12:1-8 Common English Bible (CEB) Working on the Sabbath 12 At that time Jesus went through the wheat fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry so they were picking heads of wheat and eating them. 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are breaking […]

It Is Not About Us!

July 17th, 2018 By punkpriest

It Is Not About Us! It’s not about us. It’s about God, who created and redeemed us, and who sustains our life day by day. We have been created by God and for God, and we will find our deepest joy and satisfaction when we live in union with God. -Br. David Vryhof It is never about us, but always […]

The Yoke of Christ

July 12th, 2018 By punkpriest

The Yoke of Christ Matthew 11:28-30 Common English Bible (CEB) 28 “Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29  Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. 30  My yoke is easy to […]

Dirt Under Our Fingers!

July 11th, 2018 By punkpriest

DIRT UNDER OUR FINGERS! Matthew 10:1-7 We all have dirt under our fingers. When Jesus was raised from the dead, he was dirty, he had dirty under his fingers. We are human beings who strive to do better, but we constantly fail–we want our on way, we demand, and we hurt, and we try.  There […]

The Infinite Strength of Divine Love

July 8th, 2018 By punkpriest

The Infinite Strength of Divine Love 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Common English Bible (CEB) 7 I was given a thorn in my body because of the outstanding revelations I’ve received so that I wouldn’t be conceited. It’s a messenger from Satan sent to torment me so that I wouldn’t be conceited. 8 I pleaded with the Lord three […]

Loneliness Will Make You Throw Your Sins Away

July 6th, 2018 By punkpriest

  Loneliness Will Make You Throw Your Sins Away! Matthew 9:9-13 Common English Bible (CEB) Calling of Matthew 9 As Jesus continued on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. He said to him, “Follow me,” and he got up and followed him. 10 As Jesus sat down to […]

Choices

July 4th, 2018 By punkpriest

Choices Matthew 8:28-34 Common English Bible (CEB) Jesus frees demon-possessed men 28 When Jesus arrived on the other side of the lake in the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed came from among the tombs to meet him. They were so violent that nobody could travel on that road. 29 They cried out, “What […]