You Plant Your Fields Again

Matthew 13:1-9 February 26, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott One summer many years ago, I was on a service project in Kentucky helping youth repair some homes in an impoverished area.  Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State because of a species of meadow grass that flourishes throughout the region in Kentucky’s humid … More You Plant Your Fields Again

Words and Reality

Matthew 12:22-37 February 19, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott I’d like to start us out with a short mental experiment. I want you all to close your eyes and when I say ‘go,’ I want you — with your eyes still closed — to say, “I am a dragon.” OK, go: “I am … More Words and Reality

My Yoke is Kind

Matthew 11:28-30 February 12, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott In Youth Too group a few weeks ago, we were talking about forgiveness and I said something like, “Many of the commands that Jesus gives us are tough. Being a Christian can be hard work.” One of the kids rolled her eyes and said, … More My Yoke is Kind

Rearranging the Deck

Matthew 5:13-16 February 5, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Before I begin, I want to share with you a comment that Conner Stephens made to me many years ago. For those who didn’t know Conner, he was a cheerful, positive person and as he greeted me after the service, he always looked for … More Rearranging the Deck