Motherhood is a tall order. She, like no one else in our world, is supposed to be the one who makes everything alright.
We were not engineered. We were created. We evolve. We respond to our environment, and we are nourished.
To do this, we must act in the world, and fully experience that the results of our action.
The horrible irony of all this good news, is that it is all at the expense of people. What is good for the earth, is bad for people. Or is it?
Before the outbreak, we had the luxury of being able to place our own needs before the needs of the community — but now…
Psalm 130:1-6 The sermon below starts at 6 minutes an 23 seconds of the video above. I do some of my best thinking in the kitchen. A wise person (for the life of me, I can’t remember who) once let me in on a great secret that has been of enormous importance to my creative […]
… the story of the blind man, and the story of our lives is similar – we both find ourselves in a confusing moment – a moment when everything has changed. A crucial moment when nothing will ever be the same.
United Church of Jaffrey 3/15/20 John 4:5-15 | Psalm 42:1-8 Together While We are Apart — through Worship As a result of the COVID-19 restrictions on gathering as a community, Rev. Mark has put together worship videos that encourage participation. The sermon that is written below starts at 8 minutes and 30 seconds into […]
In many traditions, down through the ages, self-imposed solitude has been considered a crucial part of the spiritual journey. Could Corona-related-self-distancing be a spiritual opportunity in disguise? Hmmmm… Maybe. Each week that UCJ does not meet, Rev. Mark Koyama will post a worship video. Come find them here.
This is a profoundly religious moment. The “How can these things be?” moment.
These “if’s” do not come from the mouth of God. Nor do they come from the mouth of Jesus.
They come from the mouth of that other guy. The devil.