Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

Don’t Look Away

By Susan Rothenberg | Sep 23, 2019

Luke 16:1-13 Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1 My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick. Hark, the cry of my poor people from far and wide in the land:  “Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her King not in her?”  (“Why have they provoked me to anger with their images, with…

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Tempted and Torn

By Susan Rothenberg | Mar 11, 2019

Luke 4:1-13 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son…

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Eulogy For Farmer Tom

By Susan Rothenberg | Feb 18, 2019

Matthew 13:1-9 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake.2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow.4And as he…

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Blessings and Woes

By Susan Rothenberg | Feb 18, 2019

Psalm 1 (NIV) Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.3 That person is like a tree planted…

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Are You Sure About This?

By Susan Rothenberg | Feb 11, 2019

Isaiah 6:1-13 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two…

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Watering Weeds.

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 17, 2018

1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 34Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel. 16The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you…

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Sabbath Awakening

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 16, 2018

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 5:12 Observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 14 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work — you, or your son or your…

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Can These Bones Live?

By Susan Rothenberg | May 20, 2018

  Ezekiel 37:1-14 37The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal,…

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