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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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I’m Not Gay, But That Shouldn’t Matter

I am coming out as not gay.  That’s right. I am not gay. Sounds strange to tell you that and yet, I felt I had to.  The need comes from the fact that due to how I look, how I … 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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Courage of the Leper; Have Mercy on Us All

I am reading through the gospels as my morning devotion time.  This morning I was in the Gospel of Matthew, specifically chapter 8, when I was struck by verse 2, …and there was a leper who came to him [Jesus] and … 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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You Are Not a Christian

Here is another one of those entries that starts with, “It’s been a while since I’ve written….”. I don’t have a great excuse as to why, but I’ve had many encounters over the past weeks that caused me to reflect … Continue reading

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I’m Proud to Be an American….Most of the Time

My most favorite song to listen to on the 4th of July is Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”.  It gives me goosebumps each and every time I hear it.  After the events of 9/11, this song was played all … Continue reading

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Back to Basics – Sermon delivered 10/17/10

Matthew 22:34-40:  When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to … Continue reading

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Lessons Learning…Is Love the Greatest of These?

1 Corinthians 13:11-13 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in … Continue reading

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A Perfect Church?

Here is an opinion article about the 20/30 year olds in the Associated Baptist Press, written by Cara Greer.  See what you think.  At the end are a few questions to consider. —————– (ABP) — Many 20- and 30-year-olds share … Continue reading

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