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a lament for loss

Lord have mercy! What a year 2020 has been for each and every one of us! In addition to whatever individual joys and sorrows you have experienced this year, we are, as a nation, as a world, collectively experiencing a pandemic due to Coronavirus. As a nation, we have not dealt with the pandemic well. […]

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secret to getting unstuck with writing???

One helpful device for writing and organizing thoughts, for me at least, is to name top 3 things I want to say in each section. I do this when I write sermons, well, not always. But when I am stuck, I ask myself what is the top 3 things I want to communicate to church. […]

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press on toward the goal

Apostle Paul says he of all the people have a life he could boast about. He has more confidence in the flesh than anyone else.  4bIf anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: 5circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, […]

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you know what time it is

Apostle Paul writes to the Romans that they know what time it is. But do we know what time it is? From the lectionary passages of this Sunday morning, let us meditate on what time we are in, what we are called for, and how to answer the calling.  First and foremost, as you read in Psalm […]

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How Beautiful are the Feet of those who bring good news!

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14) Elijah and Peter are two people in the Bible you may not think to compare often. But we meet Elijah after a gigantic spiritual battle on Mount Carmel. He has a […]