Let me begin by sharing with you the gospel according to Peanuts: Snoopy longs to be a writer. Snoopy begins every story he writes with those familiar words, "It was a dark and stormy night."
I don’t know why but I was drawn to these words and what we do here today in Sell Chapel with Holy Communion: Life sometimes gets heavy for each of us and I was truly drawn to these words.
Don’t tell me God doesn’t speak to us in different ways. But let me start as I usually do by trying to put a smile on our face.
The torches burned long into the night in the banquet hall. Their flickering light cast grotesque shadows across the huge table.
The passage we will be walking through today is the Gospel lesson from Saint John. This passage is traditionally known as “Jesus’ anointing at Bethany.”
I keep hearing that the average age of our residents is getting younger and I know this for sure.
Have you ever said something to somebody that you later regretted? A man named Bob Monkhouse says he got angry at the manager of his local dry cleaners and expressed his anger quite forcefully.
A visiting preacher in a small town in Kentucky was concerned when he began the first night of a revival meeting and noticed all of the men were wearing or carrying guns.
In the musical, West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein's modern paraphrase of Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria, the two lovers, confidently sing that there will be "a time for us,"
Chicago newspaper columnist Bob Greene writes about a ten-year-old girl named Sarah Meyers whose grandfather had died. Sarah's mother said, "He hadn't been feeling well for sometime."