The Gift Within Us

Several people over the last few days have asked me if I’ve seen the Pew Research study on average sermon length in congregations across the country. The study, conducted earlier this year, analyzed sermons across denominations which they released this month in advance of one of the most well-attended days of the church year. I’m not yet sure if this was done to encourage church attendance – or remind people why they don't come more regularly. Anyway, the average length of a sermon in the Roman Catholic tradition is about 14 minutes. And the average in the mainline Protestant tradition about 25 minutes. So, my friends who are sitting here in an Episcopal church this evening – where we basic

Let Go of Expectations

We can be drawn into joy. Especially if we're open to letting go of our expectations. God always surprises. God always surpasses our expectations! Arianne's sermon for "Joy Sunday" the Third Sunday in Advent. The preached sermon surpassed the expectations of the words I wrote. So there is only an audio version for this Sunday. Blessings in Advent - Arianne

God's Christmas Store

Do you remember what it felt like to be a kid the night before Christmas? Not just the night before but the days leading up to it? What it felt like when you first opened your eyes Christmas morning? We are excited, joyful, eager to greet the day and of course the presents we hope will greet us! When I went back to work from being on maternity leave, a colleague asked me how I liked being a new mom. And I remember saying that what was most surprising was how every morning felt like Christmas. Because it was all those same feelings knowing in the other room was this incredible gift waiting for me to unwrap, literally! We don’t just have that with Christmas or newborns. We have that feeling wh


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