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The Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson

Soul Crafting

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Proper 28 - Year C

November 18, 2007

The Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson (PCUSA)

Handcrafted items are big these days, especially in the north country of New Hampshire, where we spend our summer vacations. There you will find handcrafted furniture, handcrafted house furnishings--rugs, quilts, favors, other bric-a-brac--handcrafted fly-casting rods, canoes, and kayaks. The sign that got my eye this summer as I was contemplating today's lessons was hanging outside a quaint New England house on Main Street that had been turned into a boutique luncheon and snack shop. It announced: "Handcrafted Ice Cream." Handcrafted ice cream; I was accustomed to home made ice cream, but not "handcrafted."

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