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May 2011 Blog Posts (4)

What Should We Ask For? - SERMON

On the one had, I truly admire the commitment of people like Harold Camping. On the other - and this is much bigger for me - I think the worst aspect of his type of approach to faith is that it relies on threats of mayhem to motivate people to convert to his way of thinking - whether that mayhem is in this world or the next.  I just don't think that's the Good News that Jesus came to live out and died proclaiming. Nor do I think that making threats is the way Christians are supposed to follow… Continue

Added by Becky on May 22, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My Name is Safe in His Mouth - SERMON

The title of this sermon comes from one of those emails where adults ask kids questions, and the kids give the cutest - and sometimes most profound - answers.  In response to the question, "What does love in action look like?," one brilliant young philosopher said, "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth." In today's lesson, Jesus says he calls the sheep by name; I think each sheep responds because it knows for sure… Continue

Added by Becky on May 15, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments


Sooo very glad that Pastor Becky is officially [and forever] our priest at Church of the Good Shepherd. I can only see growth and good things to come and I'm truly glad I found a spiritual home so close in my proximity....it is truly a perfect fit! God Bless your heart, Becky, we're never going to let you move away now, I hope you know that!

Added by Tish Overend on May 9, 2011 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

Paying Attention - SERMON

I heard a terrific story from a friend about people in Africa playing soccer with a ball made of wadded up cardboard, plastic bags and tape.  So, I made one (and I'm sure it was MUCH easier for me to find the materiel than it was for them), and used it in my sermon this Sunday to illustrate what Easter is about for those walking a sorrowing road.  It's about letting Easter happen to us, it's about finding and creating joy in the midst of the dust and dirt of life, it's about … Continue

Added by Becky on May 8, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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