All posts by mkrabbe

I'm a wife, mom, grandma, pastor, writer, nerd, and grocery-store dancer.

Seeing Hope

How can Paul say that hope does not disappoint us?

The Great and Quiet Transformation

What do we expect from God?

Lifted Up

In the text from Mark, Jesus lifts up Peter’s mother-in-law, and we are reminded that Jesus will be lifted up, too. We’re two months away from Easter, but it’s never too soon or too late to be reminded of our resurrection hope in Jesus.

I Want to Break Free

https://www.facebook.com/upcsterling/videos/427583364963451 Read Mark 1:21-28 The title of today’s sermon is “I Want to Break Free.” It’s the title of a song by the band Queen.  They wrote this song because they felt constrained by the world’s norms and expectations.[1]  The song came to mind as I was pondering today’s scripture. I heard it this week ...

Star Words

For the past three years, we at United Presbyterian Church have celebrated Epiphany by receiving Star Words – a word on a paper star.  The idea is based on the story of the Magi who were seeking Jesus by following a star (Matthew 2:1-12). We too seek to be closer to Christ, and trust that ...