Sermon Archives: April2017

Sarah Richards
April 16, 2017

Cracking Open

“All around us worlds are dying and new worlds are being born.[i]” Howard Thurman’s poem “The Growing Edge” seems especially relevant to our times. So many of us are counting on the “upward reach of life when weariness closes in upon all endeavor”, looking for “the incentive to carry on when times are out of…

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April 10, 2017

Once Upon a Time

Robert DeFilippis April 8, 2017 Our theme this month is transformation. And while I’ll talk about transformation on a broader level, my immersion in this topic has made me acutely aware of all the transformations in my life. Not the least of which has been stimulated in the last several years by my reading and…

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Sarah Richards
April 2, 2017

The Urge to Fix

I dug and dug Deeper into the earth Looking for blue heaven Choking always On piles of dust rising Then once At midnight I slipped And fell into the sky I’ve been meditating on this poem, “Falling into the Sky”[i] this week. It captures, for me, a truth about transformation—it can’t be forced. Which is…

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