UnCluttered

May 15th, 2020 By punkpriest

Uncluttering the Spirit John 15:12-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call […]

Living in the Moment

May 14th, 2020 By punkpriest

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow “So don’t worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow can worry about itself. One day’s trouble at a time is quite enough. Matthew 6:24 The Kingdom New Testament     In the next four weeks there are five events that have happened that were life changing: May 12, Stacy’s death; May 19, my mom’s death; […]

Rejoice in the Lord!

May 13th, 2020 By punkpriest

Rejoice and Give Thanks in All Things! “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ with you.” I Thess. 5:16-18          Eli Wiesel wrote: “Our century (the 20th and 21st) is marked by displacement on the scale of continents, as has never been seen […]

Leaving the Tombs Behind

May 12th, 2020 By punkpriest

Leaving the Tombs Behind! Our Father and Mother of Everything your presence fills all of creation. Again today your Reign has come. Again today, I join my will to your will to make earth as heaven. Again today ;you will give us bread we need for our daily work. And you will show mercy to […]

Idolatry alive and well

May 11th, 2020 By punkpriest

  Idolatry: Alive and Well! Acts 14:5-18 5 When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, jto mistreat them and kto stone them, 6 they learned of it and lfled to mLystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country, 7 and there they continued to preach the gospel. Paul and […]

The Glory of God

May 10th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Glory of God John 15:12-17 John 15:12-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer […]

Philip Workman

May 8th, 2020 By punkpriest

​ Remembering Philip Workman on the Anniversary of His Execution -May 9, 2007         Philip Workman was executed in the state of Tennessee on this date in 2007. In his years in prison he was converted to Christ  and helped many fellow prisoners. There was evidence that he did not commit the murder, but […]

The Mystery of Suffering

May 8th, 2020 By punkpriest

Book Review and Reflection on the Mystery of Suffering By Anson Hugh Laytner     Laytner is a Jewish scholar, who is seventy, and has reflected on the mystery of suffering from his own journey of grief and pain in the loss of his wife, daughter, and other losses through the years.     Laytner sums up […]

Empty Spaces

May 8th, 2020 By punkpriest

Empty Spaces Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. . . .John 14:6     Father Henri Nouwen writes: When We Have Nothing to Lose “When we feel lonely we have such a need to be liked and loved that we are hypersensitive to the many signals in our environment and […]

Questions of Identity

May 7th, 2020 By punkpriest

Questions of Identity John 13:16-20 Acts 13:13-25     We learn to write our names when we are five; our parents set us on the our path to school, with the goal of us making a good living, they want the best for us. But when did we learn who we were?     As Paul tells […]