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Lessons Learned on a Hike

I am going hiking Saturday and I believe I want to make it a regular practice.  I went a few weeks ago for the first time and loved it!  It happened on a Saturday after a strenuous couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet?

Note: I was scheduled to preach at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Wednesday, March 6.  Unfortunately, snow got in the way and classes were canceled. This is the sermon I had prepared for that day.   I thought I would … Continue reading

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Broken Promises Hurt

“Don’t make a promise you can’t keep.” I’ve learned through this wilderness journey there is only One person who we can trust with the promise and covenant that we, well, at least I, do not deserve, yet it’s still given. … Continue reading

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Freedom From Expectations

I am giving up expectations for Lent. Lent means something very personal for me.  Lent means for me the possibility of deepening my relationship with God as I reflect on the sacrifice that God made in the sacrifice of Jesus … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son Returns

Luke 15:17-19 17But when he came to himself he said, “How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! 18I will get up and go to my father, and … Continue reading

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Peace in the cemetery and the wilderness

I went to the library today to do some reading and writing as I prepare to preach on Lent this weekend.   In the “quiet study area” section, there was a woman who decided to use her cell phone and … Continue reading

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