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First Day of Christmastide

In the church liturgical year, Christmastide is the 12 days of celebrating Christmas, Jesus’ birth and preparing for Epiphany.  Most people know it as the 12 Days of Christmas.  When people think Christmas is over on December 26 and shut … Continue reading

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The Tension of Christmas 2013: Ducks, Methodists, Deaths and Families

Disclaimer: These have been my thoughts over the past week.  Excuse the lack of editing. If i edit it, then i will be hiding the tension.  i don’t want to do that either. —— I think I finally figured out … Continue reading

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Why Would I Ever Put God in a Box?

I was ordained eight and a half years ago by Glen Allen Baptist Church. I will be forever grateful to their trust and assurance in my calling as a vocational minister.  I am doubly grateful for the fact they believe … Continue reading

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One Minute Can Change Everything

One minute can change everything. There has been a change in plans.  When I moved to Greenville, I thought I would be coming on as an oncology chaplain.   After I arrived, we talked, debriefed, and brainstormed.  I observed, researched and … Continue reading

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¿Estoy lista?

This scripture came to me in prayer this week. Jeremiah 29:11-14: For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon … Continue reading

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I Don’t Deserve This

I don’t deserve this. That’s what I said through all of this.  I drove home today with a Honda CR-V and I want to defend my decision to you.  I want to justify it.  I want to say I didn’t … Continue reading

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Compassionate Truth, Ode to Jim Somerville

The timing of this entry is a little off.  Sorry about that. Some things came up that I needed to take care of.  You will find out about those later. On this beautiful afternoon though, I am posting this blog … Continue reading

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