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seeking scraps

My dad was born and raised in rural South Carolina. He and his four brothers and one sister were raised on a farm outside of Woodford, South Carolina. After college he joined the army, met my mother at a USO … Continue reading

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seeking light

It seems that life has been happening so fast I have not had, or taken the time to chew the cud lately. I haven’t metabolized much of anything that has been going on. Life is like that though, isn’t it. … Continue reading

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a little sunday sermon….luke 24:13-32…journey to hope

Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” put words and melody to what our nation experienced on 911. Through his gift of rhyme and Southern drawl, Jackson articulated the shock, pain, and confusion we all felt. Much … Continue reading

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some gospel musings

Today is Good Friday. A day when millions of Christians all over the world observe, remember, give thanks for, and consider the crucifixion of Jesus. Notice I didn’t say celebrate. That word just doesn’t seem to fit. We celebrate one’s … Continue reading

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life in death

Last Sunday I was the guest preacher at a small Presbyterian church. The Biblical text for the sermon was John 12:20-36, with a concentration on verses 23-26; Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to … Continue reading

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sparks

This past Sunday evening I had the opportunity to preach again at the Episcopal church (that I have shared about previously). It was a good worship experience. Whenever I have the opportunity to preach the worship begins the first time … Continue reading

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in this breath

Between the beeping of the monitors, pole bag alarms and the general hum of the hospital environment, my mother in law’s breathing sounds went unnoticed. In fact, I don’t remember noticing anyone’s breathing that day. (Who am I kidding, most … Continue reading

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in darkness and in light

The Christmas Story. Full of love and light. And innocence. Is there a lovelier sermon than to watch preschoolers re-enact the Christmas story? My two year old granddaughter, Miss Eloise, was a lamb this year in her school program. No … Continue reading

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her hands

My hands are much like my mother’s. Average in size, with gnarly knuckles and age spots galore.  But my mother’s hands were much more talented than mine ever have been or ever will be.  At least they were when she … Continue reading

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learning what it means

It has been over a month since I have posted.  I haven’t had much to say. I’ve been getting used to unemployment, sabbatical, or retirement, depending on the perspective of the moment.  I finished my term as the interim pastor … Continue reading

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