• faith

    the next small thing

    by  • February 8, 2013 • community, durham, faith • 11 Comments

    Last Saturday night, we went to dinner with friends. The dinner was good and the decor was cool enough, but it felt like the owners were working on a concept they hoped would become the next Cheesecake Factory. I don’t want sound as though all I’m doing is taking easy shots at an easy...

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    teach us to mark our days . . .

    by  • October 29, 2012 • communion, faith, time • 2 Comments

    This past Sunday, our church finished a month long celebration of our 125th anniversary. One Sunday we returned to the little wooden church out in the woods where our congregation began; two Sundays ago, we spent the afternoon listening to Jeremy, our amazing accompanist, transport us with his words and music. And it was...

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    down with the ship

    by  • January 16, 2011 • faith, hope, mlk • 0 Comments

    Many years ago, my friend Billy Crockett and I read an article about a ship captain who, with his crew, abandoned ship when it began to sink, leaving the passengers on board. The story led us to the song title, “Down With the Ship,” which ended up being a song about Martin Luther King....

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