Not Here; Rev. Dee Ledger, Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

  On the surface, the Easter story is a preposterous claim.  It isn’t scientific, yet it has survived even the most dismal and humiliating of circumstances, as well as centuries of apathetic, hostile, or demeaning critics.  It doesn’t promise prosperity or a better bottom line to its proponents, and it seems more fairy tale than… [Read More]

A Hot Mess; Rev. Dee Ledger, April 15, 2019

Are we tempted to whitewash the events of this week?  If we were to choose one color to represent the events of this week, what color would we choose?  It’s always a bit tricky to decide on a sermon title ahead of time.  It’s a bit like picking out a paint color before you actually… [Read More]

A Time to Live, Rev. Dee Ledger, April 7, 2019

What do you do when you despair of the monotony of life?  What do you do, when you are, season in and season out, burdened by the endless cycle of rising and sleeping, working and spending, eating and commuting, finding your way and then getting lost yet again?  What do you do when you despair… [Read More]

Trust and Treasure; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 31, 2019

Sisters and brothers, are you in a season of acquiring or in a season of letting go?  When I was expecting, I was flabbergasted at the amount of kid paraphernalia that was advertised to us.  Somehow, we simply weren’t up to snuff as parents if we didn’t acquire the latest in baby monitors, safety gadgets,… [Read More]

One Thing; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 24, 2019

Martha and Mary.  They would seem to be opposites.  In some ways, they are presented as such.  Martha is the one stirring the pots, setting the table, answering the door, and attending to the needs of the moment.  Can’t you see her wiping her hands on her apron as she rushes to open the door? … [Read More]

Table-time; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 17, 2019

Meal time.  Does that arouse any particular feelings for you?  Aside from the hunger that we try to satisfy, for some of us, mealtime can be the loneliest time of the day.  We may turn on the radio, the t.v., our phones or our computers, just to keep us company or to fill the silence. … [Read More]

Tempo; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 10, 2019

Truly living life deeply can be an art form, and our choices can often affect the pace and depth at which we live our lives. In the immensely popular song “Shallow” sung by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, we hear: “Tell me somethin’, girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need… [Read More]

Dross; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 3, 2019

Do you remember the many changes and transformations that led to who you are and how you are now at this point in your life?  “All things change,” or so we say, and that includes our own personalities, dreams, livelihoods, and even our souls.  When I consider my own multiple transformations over time, it was… [Read More]

Measure; Rev. Dee Ledger, February 24, 2018

Ronald Allen, Professor at Christian Theological Seminary in Indiana, writes that in the Hellenistic culture of Jesus’ time, people viewed relationships as reciprocal.  We understand reciprocity.  We hope for it.  How many friendships, in our lives, have fallen by the wayside because one or the other of the friends didn’t reciprocate something—whether time, flexibility, showing… [Read More]

Thy Kingdom Come; Rev. Dee Ledger, February 17, 2019

It was an anxious time.  I was in high school and we had just had tryouts for the school musical, Grease.  I was hoping for a part, but not just any part—I had spent countless hours fantasizing that I would be cast as one of the main characters, Sandy—the part that the actress, Olivia Newton… [Read More]

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