Hold On!

Rev. Lowell E. Grisham St. Paul’s, Fayetteville, Ark. July 31, 2011 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 13, Year A Genesis 32:22-31 The same night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he … Read More

Wrestling with God

Fr. Scott Trotter St. Stephen’s, Blytheville July 31, 2011 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 13 Genesis 32:22-31; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21 Jacob is in trouble, real trouble. For all his life he has schemed and connived his way and save once or twice come out ahead. And though he has two wives, a covey of children, a household … Read More

On the Far Side of Jabbok

Rev. Tom Baker St Stephen’s, Horseshoe Bend, Ark. July 31, 2011 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 13 Genesis 32:22-31 From 1993 until 2002 I ministered as a hospice chaplain working with the dying and their families. All through those years when ever I would go to a party I would remind myself not to talk too much about … Read More

The Need for Nimble Imaginations

Rev. Scott Walters Christ Church, Little Rock July 24, 2011 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 12 Genesis 29:15-28 Going to camp is an old strategy for getting away from it all. But you should know that rules are not among the things from which campers get away. Here’s what I mean. Imagine your own day beginning with a … Read More

Modern Family

The Rev. Canon Jason Alexander Holy Cross, West Memphis, and Grace Church, Wynne July 24, 2011 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 12, Year A Genesis 29:15-28 Occasionally there will be a TV show that captures the attention of both my wife and me. Most of the time our tastes differ. Typically, she’ll unwind watching real estate shows on HGTV or … Read More