Like (Those) Other People, Rev. Dee Ledger, October 27, 2019

I have been noticing cars lately.  It’s to be expected when one is car shopping.  Suddenly you start noticing the color, make, model, and year of every car advertisement and every vehicle that passes by you on the highway.  But I also tended to notice cars before the whole car shopping thing started.   Mostly it… [Read More]

Not Just Access; Rev. Dee Ledger, October 13, 2019

You are not your illness. You are not your disability. It can be hard to remember this, especially when cancer comes calling, or the insurance company sends you a statement regarding your deductible, or the nurse manager calls to “check in,” or when you have to wear a mask or use a walker or get… [Read More]

Taking Hold of Life…Rev. Dee Ledger, September 29, 2019

They arrive in my mailbox.  Those slick and shiny catalogs of clothes, or new-fangled, wacky contraptions, or things-everyone-simply-must have.  Even when I give notice that I don’t want the extra mail, they still come—usually because I have forgotten to check off the “do not send” box, or I have inadvertently clicked where I should not… [Read More]

Heartsick…Rev. Dee Ledger, September 22, 2019

Hindsight is 20/20.  At least, that is what the saying says, and we will probably be hearing a lot more of this phrase as we approach year 2020, no matter what our actual vision acuity may be.  But is hindsight really 20/20?  Matthew Dicks, a blogger, thinks we should completely stop using the phrase.  We,… [Read More]

Sweeping to Lose, Sweeping to Find… Rev. Dee Ledger, September 15, 2019

What is precious to you?  What is lost to you?  These two questions intently gaze at us from our lives this morning and this scripture from Luke.  The leaders are grumbling.  These are religious leaders and scholars.  The text names the Pharisees, but we know from last week’s story that Luke often pits the Pharisees… [Read More]

Together; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 8, 2019

The story seems straightforward.  Jesus arrives at a leader’s house and takes notice of the way in which people seat themselves—the inner and outer circles of the gathering, the way in which people position themselves, and vying for attention, status, and proximity to the host.  It’s the Sabbath and he’s been invited which may mean… [Read More]

Refuge, Rev. Dee Ledger, August 25, 2019

Anne Quindlen once wrote, “You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life … Your entire life … Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart. Not just your bank account, but your soul.” And yet many of our decisions both individual and collective neglect the… [Read More]

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