• faith

    advent journal: habitation

    by  • December 18, 2018 • advent journal, faith, home, poetry • 3 Comments

    A season isn’t something that befalls you, it is something that you inhabit. —John Berger, The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger habitation in the fulness of time they hit the road when the days were accomplished they stayed a couple of nights then they went back home when the king got...

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    dressing for the day

    by  • August 30, 2018 • faith, grace, hope, language, sermon • 2 Comments

    I preached last Sunday at North Madison Congregational Church UCC—my first time to preach there. I drew from two passages, Ephesians 6:10-20 and 1 Samuel 17:31-40, both of them having to do with armor. —————————- I have to start this morning with two confessions. The first is that I have never found much use...

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    not numb enough

    by  • August 28, 2018 • america, faith, fear, sermon • 5 Comments

    I’m behind on my posts. This is a sermon I preached at First Church of Christ, Congregational of East Haddam, Connecticut a couple of weeks ago. ____________________ I have an old friend who is a singer-songwriter. He lives in Texas now, but many years ago he lived in California for awhile and we wrote...

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    what is this?

    by  • August 5, 2018 • communion, faith, food, hope, sermon • 4 Comments

    I preached this morning at our church in Guilford. The first Sunday of the month is when we observe Communion. The passage for today was Exodus 16:2-15, when God gave the people manna from heaven. Though some of it is specific to our church, I hope you find something here that speaks to you....

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    you are my friends . . .

    by  • May 6, 2018 • faith, friends, incarnation, sermon • 6 Comments

    I preached again today at the First Christian Church, Congregational of East Haddam, Connecticut—a wonderful congregation. My text for today was John 15:9-17. I was a high school English teacher for about ten years. One of the things I was determined to differently than those who had taught me was the way in which...

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