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Seventh Sunday After Pentecost – Christina Smerick

Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11, 45b; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Do you have that life lesson that you just keep having to relearn? Do you know what I mean? No matter how many situations you find yourself in, you react in one way. (You have, in other words, a certain narrative [...]



Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – Jessica Chambers

Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
I have a story for you, but first I have to warn you that this story is not actually necessary to make my point; mostly I just think it’s funny. My 18-year-old brother recently moved to Arizona. Last week he decided to go on his first hike through the desert [...]



Fifth Sunday After Pentecost – Bob Munshaw

Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Years ago, when I was young and foolish, I participated in two activities that have contributed to my hearing being abysmal in my left ear. In college, I spent summers working in a meat packing plant [...]