Tag Archives: Christ

Usher Me In

Many, if not most, churches have Ushers. We may have different views about what they do, how they do it and why. And, we sometimes ponder, do Ushers usher or do they ush?* Whatever the answer, in this episode of … Continue reading

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Lake Reflections

The parsonage (house) provided by First Mount Dora sits on a hill at the end of a short street with a cul de sac. At the bottom of the hill is Lake Gertrude, a lovely spring fed lake. My route … Continue reading

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It's Elementary

I watch the TV series, Elementary, in which a modern day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson help the New York City police department solve crimes. Except Dr. Watson happens to be a ‘Sobriety Companion’ for Holmes, who recently completed another in … Continue reading

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Living Water: Easter Season

Easter Day is come and gone, so Easter’s over, right? Well, no. The season of Easter in the Christian year lasts from Easter Day until the Day of Pentecost, seven weeks later, a period of 50 days that begins at sundown … Continue reading

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Living Water: Beloved

My dear friend and pastor, Jan Richardson, writes and creates artwork that blesses my soul. A gentle, deeply spiritual woman, the light of the Holy Spirit shines brightly in her. I hope you find the blessing that I did in her post “Baptized … Continue reading

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The 'Duck Impulse'

Lightning Strike (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last week, as I was leaving an evening event, lightning streaked across the sky and revealed ominously dark rain clouds hanging perilously close to the earth. The lightning was particularly spectacular and frequent that evening. … Continue reading

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The ‘Duck Impulse’

Lightning Strike (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last week, as I was leaving an evening event, lightning streaked across the sky and revealed ominously dark rain clouds hanging perilously close to the earth. The lightning was particularly spectacular and frequent that evening. … Continue reading

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Interest Lost

I have to admit that the past two weeks, I really haven’t been interested in much of anything. I’ve had a nasty case of bronchitis and as happens when I’m ill, I just lost interest in anything beyond surviving the … Continue reading

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Breaking Out

Last week I talked about the Christian bubble, how it keeps us from the very people Jesus wants us to know and love. The bubble afflicts pastors, too, in fact most of us are in an airtight bubble as I … Continue reading

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The End of Civility

Men Arguing (Photo credit: o5com) Recently, I accepted a Facebook Friend Request from a friend of a friend. Soon after, this person’s posts started landing in my Facebook Home. Many of them were angry, vicious even, laced with hateful and vulgar language toward friends and family members. I … Continue reading

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