Author Archives: s wiles

leaves don’t drop

The thoughts below are some I shared with my congregation and thought perhaps a few of you might enjoy as well. I love spring and hate to see summer go, but once fall gets here, it’s always my favorite season. … Continue reading

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three things for a quiet, gray Saturday morning

It’s a quiet, gray Saturday morning here, which is not a bad thing, not at all. It’s a day for curling up and reading. Maybe I’ll see if I can remember how to knit. As we get closer to the … Continue reading

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quick update

Hi friends, My posting has gotten slower here in the last few months, reflecting some excitement in my personal life. My husband and I learned six weeks ago that we’re expecting twins in January! We’re over the moon and utterly … Continue reading

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The Way of Jesus: Healing

Sunday we started a fresh series on the way of Jesus. For much of the summer we’ll be trying to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and going back to the basics with gospel stories from Luke. This week we read Luke … Continue reading

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Lady Wisdom

Last week was Trinity Sunday and the lectionary handed us Proverbs 8, a gorgeous poem that describes divine Wisdom. Thoughts after the jump.

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write this down

We finished the book of Revelation this week with a lovely section from the 21st chapter: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea … Continue reading

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the power of praise

We continued with Revelation on Sunday, with a passage from Revelation 5 that revolves around praise. Before all is said and done, all of creation joins in praise. Their praise, though, has a pretty surprising object–a slaughtered lamb. This text … Continue reading

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