Time away from the crowd

First Sunday in Lent—Mark 1:9-15—February 26, 2012 I am sure I won’t have to convince many of you that we don’t get as much sleep as we used to. Not since factories and street lighting and late night restaurants. Certainly not since Facebook and iPhones. An interesting BBC magazine article this week on the history … Continue reading Time away from the crowd

Doing things over and over again

6th Sunday after Epiphany—February 12, 2012—2 Kings 5:1-14 Let’s all be honest: We like things the way we like them. We have our habits, and even the bad ones we usually hold on to. We value routine, much as we say otherwise. We say things like, “Change is just as good as rest.” But really, … Continue reading Doing things over and over again