Repurpose; Rev Dee Ledger, January 24, 2021

I’ve always been fascinated by craftspeople who repurpose items that might otherwise end up in the trash or discarded.  The act of “repurposing” is using items for a purpose other than what was originally intended.  A discarded window becomes a planter and shelf; an old tire becomes a rubber swing; a bunch of mismatched silverware… [Read More]

Can Anything Good Come from This? Rev. Dee Ledger, January 17, 2021

You may not remember Nathanael from the bible.  You might not remember that he was a friend of Philip’s from Bethsaida, which I can’t help reading as “Bethesda.”  You might not remember this passage from the gospel of John where Jesus calls both Philip and Nathanael to his mission and ministry. An excited Philip runs… [Read More]

Letting Ourselves Fall; Rev. Dee Ledger, January 10, 2021

There are many ways to fall.  We can fall into and out of love; we can fall for spam and schemes; we can fall into or out of favor, and we can physically fall down (or even up).  Theologically and religiously speaking, we can fall into sin or fall from grace, though the latter is… [Read More]

Not Beyond Reach; Rev. Dee Ledger, December 20, 2020

When I was a girl, I remember reaching high for things on the upper shelves of stores and the like.  Years ago, they used to put children’s books on a long metal rack in the middle of the cereal aisle and they were just within reach of kids who might want to read a book… [Read More]

Homing Instinct; Rev. Dee Ledger, December 6, 2020

Maybe you have felt like you have been exiled this entire year.  Maybe because of upheaval in your work life or your retired life or your family life, you have been in a constant state of uncertainty, flux, and anxiety.  Perhaps you feel as if you’ve been away from the familiar, away from any kind… [Read More]

Vigilant; Rev. Dee Ledger, November 29, 2020

Some things just won’t get done.  Can we just admit that right at the beginning of this build-up to Christmas and save ourselves and our loved ones some strain, stress, argument, and worry?  Some things just won’t get ordered, or if ordered, they will come late or not at all because, well, we are in… [Read More]

Sheep, Goats, and Gratitude; Rev. Dee Ledger, November 22, 2020

There really should be a third option.  How many of you get frustrated when things appear to be either one way or another, with no middle way, no third possibility, no gray areas, no wiggle room—either THIS or THAT?  Remember those multiple-choice personality tests?  Remember trying to figure out if you were more “A” or… [Read More]