"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, oh Lord."


Listening to Jesus

Today we come to the end of the season of Epiphany, what is known as the season of light. Epiphany always begins and ends the same way. The first Sunday of  the season is always the time we celebrate Jesus’ baptism. And the last Sunday of the season is always the...

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Loving George Wallace

One spring day almost a quarter of a century ago, Peggy and Mark Kennedy and their young son made a pilgrimage to Atlanta to visit Martin Luther King Jr.’s grave. From there they walked down the street where the Civil Rights icon had grown up. to the house where he...

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Good Enough

It was the last session of a three-day retreat for Methodist ministers. On the gathering’s opening day, the leader had given an assignment. Each participant was to search through Scripture and find a name or a story that they could claim as their own. On the last day...

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Be the Shamash

    Arise, shine for your light has come! With these words from the prophet Isaiah we begin the season of Epiphany, often known as the season of light.  Epiphany (which actually is tomorrow) begins with the light of the star that led the wise men to the infant...

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Shouting Mary’s Song

They must be the most famous words ever uttered by any woman in history.  I’m talking about the Magnificat, also known as the Song of Mary, which we sang in place of the usual psalm today.  Mary, a poor, unwed teenager, has just heard the startling news from...

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