A Simple Wish List

  I remember very clearly the Christmas I was in first grade. I remember it because it was the only year that I can remember getting everything on my Christmas list. As I write that now it sounds so extravagant to me and yet, as I remember that year, I know that it was just … Continue reading A Simple Wish List

Come, Quickly Come

Recently, my daughter, Grace moved to Washington, DC to study for her Master of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary, the same school where I earned my Master of Theological Studies in Christian Social Ethics. So, of course, lately, I have been reflecting on my years living in our nation’s capital. These years were profound years … Continue reading Come, Quickly Come

A Mighty Fortress

  A Mighty Fortress: A Reflection on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Part 1 By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing.” These are the opening lines of the most sung English translation of the hymn, written by Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress. It is a … Continue reading A Mighty Fortress

Tell Me A Story

  “O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth.             I will open my mouth in parables,             I will utter hidden things, things from of old— What we have heard and known, what our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell … Continue reading Tell Me A Story