I am simply drawn to tables because, at least for me, they represent something of a community and connection. Some of my best memories occurred around tables. So did some of my worst.
You can count on God for a lot, but you for sure can’t count God out.
Those between spaces where we find ourselves a lot of the time are not punishment, they are just a part of life. They are spaces where the blessed dew of God’s grace has a tendency of collecting.
Situated among the complexity of our lives, Easter may not feel all that important, but in case you don’t know: joy lives in close proximity to possibility.
[Given on The Great Vigil of Easter Saturday, April 4, 2015, by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – Kansas City, Missouri] “So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.” Mark 16:8a In … Continue reading Sermon: The Poetry of the Resurrection
[Given on the Second Sunday of Eastertide, April 27, 2014 by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Kansas City, MO] "But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power."Acts 2:24In the name of God who is Creating, Redeeming, … Continue reading Sermon: When God Has a Dream
[Given March 5, 2014 (Ash Wednesday) by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Kansas City, MO] “Jesus said, ‘Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.’” – Matthew 6:1 Hallelujah, thine the Glory. … Continue reading Sermon: Giving Up “Lent” for Lent