Proper 20 – Pentecost 17

One would think that Jesus himself would’ve chosen more astute men to be his disciples. The women seem to have gotten what he was offering, but the guys were pretty dense. One might think Jesus would’ve found men on the order of Plato or Aristotle or Socrates or Rabbi Hillel or one of those big names who could comprehend his message.

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Denise Crawford
Proper 18, Year B

There are several hints throughout the Gospels that indicate that Our Lord was an introvert. This does not mean that he was the shy, retiring type.  We all know better than that.  However, introverts need time away to recharge, to rest, to be internally creative so they can emerge from their time away refreshed and ready to move on to the next stage of the adventures of life.

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Denise Crawford
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany of Our Lord

I’ve always thought that salt gets a bad rap especially in our current culture. One week one hears that salt is bad for you because it raises one’s blood pressure and the next week we’re told that salt has no effect on blood pressure. We’re told to read the labels on packaged foods and not use the ones that have a high sodium content – again dealing with salt.

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Denise Crawford