Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Royal Baby

As I begin this devotion today, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has arrived at the hospital, St. Mary’s, and is in labor. Soon there will be the event many people have been waiting for, the birth of the royal baby… … Continue reading

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Good At Grieving

“They shall call the farmers to mourning, and those skilled in lamentation to wailing…” – Amos 5:16 “I’m getting good at this,” a parishioner said.  “I don’t want to be good at this.” Someone shared with me that over the … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

“In the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, ‘Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.’ But she said to her, ‘Is … Continue reading

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We Need the Freshness of God’s Breath

“After forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made.” – Genesis 8:6 I can only imagine how exhilarating that moment must have been. Noah has been cooped up in a big boat with a lot of … Continue reading

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Hope Flew Out The Window

Today on CNN Trayvon Martin’s father said that “this jury did not consider this case from his son’s perspective”. He is right. However, what he did not say was that they really could not do that. They could only understand … Continue reading

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Walk A Mile in My Shoes

I have fought in a war, spent four years in the Marine Corps, forty years in the ministry in the United Methodist Church, dealt with all sorts of people in all sorts of dire circumstances and situations. I was raised … Continue reading

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Where Are You Dad?

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. … Hosea 8:7a Hosea’s words about reaping the whirlwind have found a new application in the 21st century of North America. That calls for an explanation — an explanation … Continue reading

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Martin & Zimmerman

  I haven’t followed the Martin/Zimmerman case very closely. I will catch an opinion every now and then. I remember at the very beginning of this thing when this armed militia showed up in Florida vowing to get even for … Continue reading

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Ignored By Friends

Today the associate at Myers Park preached on the parable of the Good Samaritan (which is the Lectionary text for today). In his sermon he talked about being ignored by the religious of the day and the one who really … Continue reading

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Eisenhower, Privates, and God

But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as He chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 1 … Continue reading

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