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Author Archives: Website Committee Member - Jane

If I Were God

I remember when “my boys and I” were teenagers.  We went to the pier to watch the fireworks on Fourth of July.  It was a beautiful sight; when the smoke cleared and everyone else went home, we remained.  We began … Continue reading

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Hope and Meaning Beyond Suicide

Originally published July, 2003 in memory of Cindy. Republished Sabbath, 2/23/2019 in memory of Naomi Prasad. I attended the memorial service on Sunday afternoon for Cindy. The church was packed. Cindy’s husband had written a eulogy which was read by … Continue reading

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The Spirit and Power of Elisha

Sermon for the ordination service of Andreas Beccai at the Volunteer Park Adventist Church in Seattle. September 8, 2018 The movie opens with a panoramic shot of wilderness. It’s a wide valley, a sea of yellow and brown grass stretching … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for July 21, 2018 Texts: Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Luke 2:48-52 Wednesday morning I reviewed three photos I had taken on Tuesday night at Vacation Bible School here at the church. I counted 30 … Continue reading

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Hiking, camping trips spring, 2018

I’m working on two or three group camping/hiking trips in the desert Southwest this spring. One will feature strenuous hiking. One will be more relaxed, featuring sights and wonders and shorter hikes. Let me know if you are interested. jtmclarty@gmail.com. … Continue reading

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Where Is God?

Sermon manuscript for September 9, 2017 (The original title of this sermon was Ascending Liability. But the sermon morphed from my original conception, so I’ve changed the title here to reflect the actual content.) For Green Lake Church of Seventh-day … Continue reading

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Work Forward

A better title might be: the vineyard waits. Sermon manuscript for September 2, 2017 Texts: Jeremiah 7:1-7 and Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus told this parable: A man was having breakfast with his two sons. Dad told the older boy, “Son, go … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for Sabbath, August 5, 2017 Texts:  Malachi 3:5-10, Matthew 5:33-37. Tell the truth. That’s what we do, right? We do what we promise. We acknowledge when we have made a mistake. … Continue reading

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Manage Your Eyes, Not Their Lives

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for July 29, 2017 Texts: Isaiah 58:1-8, Matthew 5:27-30 So let’s jump right into it. If a man can’t keep his peeping eyes out of women’s dressing rooms, he should have himself … Continue reading

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Better Than Getting Even

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church for Sabbath July 22, 2017 I saw a picture on Facebook this week of Andrew Gagiu playing in a string quartet in a coffee house called Muddy Waters. The caption he wrote for the … Continue reading

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