Love is Particular; Rev. Dee Ledger, October 25, 2020

Today, again, Jesus is in a debate with his religious brothers, the Pharisees.  The religious leaders and Jesus have been sparring for a while now.  However, we forget that Jesus was a practicing Jew and that the Pharisees, as depicted in the bible, were not a monolithic group.  There were different schools of religious thought… [Read More]

Render; Rev. Dee Ledger, October 18, 2020

To talk about taxes on a Sunday, on a Sabbath, might seem strange.  But let’s dive in, shall we?  Do you remember the first time that you learned about taxes: what they were for, how they were calculated, and what entities collect them?  I don’t think that I really was very cognizant of taxes until… [Read More]

Keep On; Rev. Dee Ledger, October 11, 2020

How do you handle conflict?  Do you tend to shy away from conflict?  Or do you tend to be he confrontational sort?  In your friendships and in your workplace, are you known as the “fixer” or the “mediator”?  When there is upheaval in your life, do you tend to have more conflicts or fewer?  What… [Read More]

Revive; Rev. Dee Ledger, October 4, 2020 World Communion Sunday

What revives your soul?  When life has handed you a raw deal, when tempests rage around you and within you, when you are weary—oh so weary—what revives your soul?  Where is your respite?  Certainly, for many of us, living with the reality of Covid-19 has changed the way in which we revive and refresh ourselves,… [Read More]

Late to the Vineyard; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 27, 2020

What causes someone to invest themselves in a cause or an opportunity or a moment when they would have just as easily opted out?  What changes their hearts?  What motivates our bones to get up and get moving, our brains to fire over a particular conundrum, or our energy to coalesce in a way that… [Read More]

Who Do You Think You Are? Rev. Dee Ledger, September 20, 2020

There’s a lot in our bible that is tough to swallow.  However, the hardest parts of the bible, I believe, are not the miracle stories of Jesus stilling a storm or turning water into wine.  The parting of the Red Sea seems relatively easy to accept, as does those remarkable healings and special visitations by… [Read More]

Seventy Times Seven; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 13, 2020

Years ago, I worked as a hostess in a family restaurant.  One day, the owner of that restaurant asked me if I would be willing to assist her in the office with a little book-keeping.  Given that I was relatively reliable, trustworthy and somewhat detail-oriented, she probably figured that she had the right helper for… [Read More]