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

The Apostle’s Anguish

Rev. John Drymon St. Paul’s, Batesville July 31, 2011 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 13, Year A Romans 9:1-5 It is a bit difficult making sense of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans if we only read the letter as it is presented to us in church. This shouldn’t surprise us. If one were to receive a letter (which happens less … Read More

On Prayer

Rev. John Drymon Saint Paul’s, Batesville July 24, 2011 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 12 1 Kings 3:5-12; Romans 8:26-39 There are few things as potentially amusing and as potentially instructive as listening to a small child pray. It is typically a mix of both the amusingly selfish and the inspiringly selfless, expressing those two truths about all … Read More