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    lenten journal: baseball

    by  • February 18, 2016 • baseball, failure, faith, hope, lenten journal • 2 Comments

    One of the realities—and wonders—of American life is Lent and Spring Training move side by side on the calendar. Red Sox fans observe Truck Day, which marks the trucks leaving Fenway Park with all the Spring Training equipment. This year it fell on Ash Wednesday, so I have been mindful of this tandem spiritual...

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    passing the peace

    by  • April 12, 2015 • community, failure, grief, hope • 8 Comments

    The good people at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church read my book for their church-wide Lenten study and asked me to come preach this evening to close things out. Here is my sermon. ______________________ “Passing the Peace” A Sermon for West Raleigh Presbyterian Church April 12, 2015 John 20:19-31 I have to say my favorite...

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    lenten journal: failure

    by  • March 30, 2015 • failure, lenten journal • 6 Comments

    Failure. It’s one of my favorite words. I did a search on this blog and it brought up sixty-four posts in no time at all. Several years ago, when I was doing a mass mailing of my resume in search of employment, Ginger said, “You fail better than anyone I know.” That sentence remains...

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    lenten journal: enough

    by  • February 26, 2015 • failure, food, grace, lenten journal • 3 Comments

    It’s Thursday, which means I spent a good part of my day getting ready for Thursday Night Dinner, our weekly gathering with friends and whoever else shows up to share the meal. Tonight it was all “regulars,” if you will—friends who come most every week and who help make both our house and our...

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    forgive us our debts

    by  • June 17, 2013 • failure, faith, forgiveness, love, pilgrim ucc • 3 Comments

    I preached at our church yesterday. I went a little “off book” during the sermon, so the manuscript is the best recreation I could do. _________________________________ Luke 7:36-50 “Forgive Us Our Debts” A Sermon for Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Durham NC June 16, 2013 The listserv in our old neighborhood was active Friday...

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