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Remember the Gift

There is a haunting line from W.H. Auden (sometimes attributed to Abner Dean) that reads, “Remember the gift, the one from the manger, it means only this, you can dance with a stranger.”  We can all be slow learners when … Continue reading

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Grateful for Gratitude

Our weather in Kentucky over the past few weeks has reminded me of another time some years back when I was living in Nashville and a big ice storm resulted in a lengthy power outage.  That was in the days … Continue reading

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“Be ye kind one to another”

A few days ago, a church member gave me a belated birthday present with these words, “I think you might find a gem for a sermon in this book.”  The text of the book is a transcript of George Saunders’ … Continue reading

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Into the Heart of God?

Those of you who know Grace Church Hopkinsville know that we have a beautiful labyrinth, build in 2007, that is a replica of the one at Chartres Cathedral in France, built around 1201. Our Chartres labyrinth is truly a treasure … Continue reading

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Meet “Gracie”

          If you haven’t met Gracie yet, come by my office sometime.  Gracie is a giraffe designed by the “Melissa and Doug” company, and she looks over my right shoulder when I’m sitting at my desk.  I think she’s beautiful, … Continue reading

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“They’re my girls–they like me!”

Several weeks ago, when I was visiting with my daughter and three-year-old grandson, we went whale-watching off the coast of New Jersey.  Of course, we didn’t see any whales, but we saw lots of dolphins, and they were magnificent!  So … Continue reading

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Bloody bloody!

There are a lot of bloody passages in scripture–mostly in the Old Testament–but our gospel reading from this past Sunday strikes me as the bloodiest!  If I were British I would say that it’s bloody bloody!  Jesus is talking to … Continue reading

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