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Planting a Seed

Planting a Seed July 23, 2017 Sermon delivered at Hickory Rock Baptist Church Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Several years ago, I completed my chaplain residency and was unemployed. I was frustrated, scared, anxious and uncertain about what the future was going … Continue reading

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Joseph Stayed and So Should I

Matthew 1:18-25: Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn in a Hurricane

Psalm 86 It amazes me that Hurricane Matthew happened 3 weeks ago. Feels like forever, yet it wasn’t that long ago. It feels like forever, yet people are still working to get back to some sort of normalcy. We knew … Continue reading

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Debates and Hurricanes and a Change of Heart

I watched the debate last night and i have my thoughts about it. I keep wanting to post or “share” something on Facebook about it but in-between the thoughts, memes, and factchecks, I see posts and photos about my state … Continue reading

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Fill me with Your spirit Fill me with Your love Fill me with Your hope Fill me with Your space Fill me with Your grace Fill me with Your life I feel so empty Fill me with Your compassion Fill … Continue reading

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I Hate When God Gives Me a Command to Follow

I hate when God gives me a command to follow and one loud enough that i cannot ignore. For well over a year now, I have begged for God to take this cup from me because the sacrifice is too … Continue reading

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Another Bread Story?

Another Bread Story? Sermon delivered at First Christian Church, Farmville, NC John 6: 35, 41-51 I have a couple of confessions to make to you as I stand before to share God’s word. The first, I will tell you now. … Continue reading

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“I Have No Idea,” said the Trauma Chaplain

“Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle But put me in summer and I’ll be a happy snowman” The World’s second most famous snowman, Olaf, sung those lyrics in last year’s favorite movie, Frozen. Olaf loves warm hugs … Continue reading

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Earthly Fathers and Heavenly Parents

When I was born the nurse told my father, “It’s a boy” and he said, “Shove it back in there.” I should have known then I was going to be a Daddy’s girl. You see, I was the fourth child … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons: I Am Who I Am

Exodus 3:14 (NRSV): God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’ He said further, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.” ’ ——— I’m at the end of a much-needed vacation. During my time away, I took an opportunity to … Continue reading

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