All rights reserved
© Rosalind C Hughes and over the water, 2011-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Rosalind C Hughes and over the water, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longinghttps://bookstore.upperroom.org/Products/1921/a-family-like-mine.aspx
Whom Shall I Fear: Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violencehttps://www.amazon.com/Whom-Shall-Fear-Questions-Christians/dp/0835819671
Tag Archives: Year A Lent 3
Living water: A love story
Read in a certain way, the banter between Jesus and the woman can sound almost like a flirtation; but the spark is the long, slow heat of the love of God that has drawn each of them to an understanding of how God so loves the world.
In the noonday, the sun has stood still as they linger in the light of eternity. Continue reading
Posted in lectionary reflection, sermon, story Tagged Genesis 1:1-2, Jesus, love story, Spirit, woman at the well, woman of Samaria, Year A Lent 3 Leave a comment
I have always loved the sea. Continue reading
Posted in holy days, lectionary reflection, poetry, sermon preparation, story Tagged creation, John 4, living water, ocean, saltwater, sea, seaside, womb, Year A Lent 3 Leave a comment
Running out of water in the holy lands
A little Lenten story First in the north, between fruit trees and shade, it seemed it should be more difficult than this to die, except for the envy of avocadoes and apricots, hoarding the hidden streams of mercy for themselves; It made more sensein the south, where … Continue reading
Posted in holy days, lectionary reflection, poetry, prayer Tagged Exodus 17:1-7, John 4:5-42, water, Year A Lent 3 Leave a comment
“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did.” John 4:29 Continue reading
Posted in lectionary reflection, poetry, prayer, sermon preparation Tagged John 4, woman at the well, Year A Lent 3 Leave a comment