God is our Refuge

Note: The following sermon was delivered September 3, 2017, at the Virginia Scottish Games Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans Service.

Psalm 46: 1-11

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
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The Difference a Taste Can Make

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! — Psalm 34: 8

 Well, I’ve just lived through Snowzilla 2016 — over two feet of snow with snow drifts up to my eyeballs. And as I lift my cup to my nose, I close my eyes and inhale. I’m treated to the scent of coconut and pineapple. Don’t worry. The ol’ chaplain isn’t hitting the sauce; it’s an off-brand soda. But my, oh my, how it makes me long for summer. Continue reading