• Posts Tagged ‘children’

    lenten journal: what the kids said

    by  • March 11, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I can’t say I have ever heard God speak out loud, but I think I’ve come close. Whatever God’s voice actually sounds like, I think I come close to hearing it when our children lead worship. Last Sunday, they led our call to worship by lining up in front of the Communion table and...

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    this day after

    by  • December 27, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It was some time after seminarymy best friend, Burt, got married,and then a few more years beforethey had a child. I remembercalling one day; he answered,saying he was lying on the bedlooking at the baby. I asked,“Do you ever look down and say,‘You’re going to stay here?’” Something about this day after,this morning beyond...

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    of cupcakes and communion

    by  • July 7, 2008 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Our house sits on the border between two neighborhoods, Old West Durham and Watts-Hillandale. The latter has a Fourth of July parade that goes back about sixty years. We even made the news: The line that stuck with me from the piece was the parade is “an unintentional tradition.” The couple that started it...

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    grace and garnishes

    by  • January 15, 2008 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    First, an update. Our new family member has a name: Ella. We tried several different ones on, but this one seems to be the best fit. She is awesome. Tonight was my first real night at the new restaurant. Last night the Duke men had a home game and everyone was at Cameron Indoor...

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    advent journal: “do try and keep up”

    by  • December 4, 2007 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    If you walk up Frazier Ave. between the bridges in Chattanooga’s North Shore neighborhood, you come across sidewalk sculpture like this: Every so often, for three or four blocks, there is another dance instruction: the Waltz, the Cha-cha, the Mambo. I, of course, danced my way up the street by the time I came...

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