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Santa Cruz Mountains
I'm a crafty femme minister mama living in a redwood forest.
Interests: Well, obviously, I love to knit, but also to sew art quilts, make beaded jewelry, read cozy mysteries and paranormal trashy novels, listen to country music, wear cowboy boots, talk about Jesus, decorate, go shopping, cook fabulous dinners, get tattoed, and snuggle my baby and two cats.
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So, I recently saw an episode of America's Test Kitchen in which they made palak paneer, including making the paneer from scratch. It looked easy enough, and I'd never tried making cheese before, so I decided to do it. Sunday,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at cordeliaknits
You'll notice that I am posting past sermons, in no particular order, that I didn't post when I preached them. I hope that's not too jarring. I welcome feedback or discussion, and I hope you enjoy them. If you're not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was delivered on June 23, 2013 Matthew 8:26-9:1 26And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at cordeliaknits
I haven't been very faithful about blogging this past year, but I'd like to change that, so I am going to do my best to post every day in October. My life changed drastically 11 months ago, when I got... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was preached on September 22, 2013 1 Timothy 2:1-7 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at cordeliaknits
Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table. She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls from the highest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at cordeliaknits
A short homily for Gay Pride Sunday, June 3, 2012 1 John 4:7-21 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at cordeliaknits
I wore a beard for our Palm Sunday/April Fool's Day procession! I think the kids liked it, but I had bits of fake fur in my mouth all day! Yuck! Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was delivered on April 1, 2012. Mark 11:1-11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, "Go into the village ahead of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at cordeliaknits
God So Loved (a sermon on John 3: 14-21, delivered on March 18, 2012) “For God so loved the world He gave His only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was delivered Sunday, March 4, 2012 Luke 19:1-10 (New Revised Standard) He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was delivered on February 26, 2012. Mark 1:9-15 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was delivered Sunday, January 22, 2012. Mark 1:14-20 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was delivered on Sunday, January 15, 2012 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 O God, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at cordeliaknits
So, I just posted my two most recent sermons (see below), and I feel the need to write a bit about sermon writing, sermon sharing, etc. Sometimes (often?) I write a sermon that I am not very excited about. Maybe... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was delivered Sunday, 1/8/2012. Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at cordeliaknits
This sermon was delivered on 1/1/2012. Luke 2:22-40 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at cordeliaknits
So, this month of December, which was a pretty terrible one for me, is coming to an end, and I have to say, the last few days did redeem it a bit. So many things to do--church, shopping, knitting, church,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at cordeliaknits
My Christmas Eve sermon, 2011 “This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12) This story is so familiar to most of us…this story of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at cordeliaknits
A Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent Mark 1:1-8 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at cordeliaknits
Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything personal...partly because facebook has become my go-to place online for personal updates, and partly because so much is going on and I'm not entirely sure what to make totally public...that's the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at cordeliaknits
A sermon delivered on October 9, 2011 Matthew 22:1-14 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at cordeliaknits
Matthew 20:1-16 [And Jesus said:] "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at cordeliaknits
Yesterday, September 20, 2011, marked the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and we at FCC Santa Cruz marked the day with a special event. What follows are my opening statements. Welcome. We are here tonight to mark an historic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at cordeliaknits
This past Saturday, I took an all-day class at one of my favorite stores in Berkeley: Castle in the Air... The class was on combining needle felting with mixed-media collage, and it was a wonderful way to spend the day!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at cordeliaknits