• friends

    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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    muscle memory

    by  • April 26, 2016 • friends, music, poetry • 5 Comments

    muscle memory dishwashing always needs a soundtrack so I let my phone play deejay and the next thing I knew I was chewing on a piece of grass walking down the road even though we ain’t go money there’s a place in the world for a gambler so dance with me ‘cause oz never...

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    lenten journal: old friend

    by  • February 29, 2016 • friends, lenten journal, music • 5 Comments

    Today’s words grew out of those suggested when I was crowdsourcing ideas for my Lenten writings. The suggestion was best friends. After hearing from some lifelong friends over the past several days in different ways, I made a slight adjustment.  Thinking about the words set me to thinking of songs, and so I offer another musical...

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    lenten journal: homemade

    by  • February 17, 2016 • food, friends, joy, lenten journal • 5 Comments

    When I was crowdsourcing words for my Lenten practice, my friend David sent, “homemade (pimento cheese).” I’ve been thinking about them ever since. homemade (pimento cheese) turn the gas burner on high and lay the peppers on the flame till they blister and turn black; put them in a bowl, cover it with plastic...

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