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Pentecost

Here’s a sermon from 2009 about Pentecost, the time the Church remembers the pouring of the Holy Spirit, giving the power to witness. How valid is our witness? Do we witness to the resurrection in our own lives or do … Continue reading

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Making a Home

We moved six months ago, and one of the going away gifts from a church member was this beautiful vase. They had been in the military for much of their lives, and a vase like this had been given to … Continue reading

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Abide

Since God has so generously let us in on what he is doing, we’re not about to throw up our hands and walk off the job just because we run into occasional hard times. We refuse to wear masks and … Continue reading

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Mission

The 12th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous is: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. I’m going to continue with … Continue reading

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Witness

I’ve been thinking about being a witness the last few days. When Jesus appeared to the disciples after the Resurrection, as told in Luke 24, the Lord “opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus … Continue reading

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Keeping Company

Be not deceived; bad company corrupts good morals. Come to your senses (sober up! is an alternate translation) and stop sinning; for some people are ignorant about God. I say this to your shame. I Corinthians 15:33 I called to … Continue reading

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Perfect Peace

Tonight is Maundy Thursday, a powerful night of remembrance. I came once more to a belief in God after a Maundy Thursday service, and I’ve tried writing about that several times, but have never been able to capture the moment. … Continue reading

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Joining in the Parade

The following is the first part of the sermon I preached today, Palm Sunday 2021, at Cooks Point United Methodist Church. Maybe it will resonate with you…maybe there is something about your story that you are ready to change. God … Continue reading

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Do You Want Wisdom? Live well, live wisely…

I’m in a class from the Inspire Movement called “The Skills of Spiritual Conversation”, and it has proven wonderful and helpful. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about something taught called “double listening”, where you are listening as deeply … Continue reading

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The Mercy of the Fallen

The photo today is something I took after Tropical Storm Imelda flooded our parsonage in 2019. Such events pull people together, and that’s part of what I’m writing about today. I received a wonderful letter this week from a friend … Continue reading

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