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Is love like the ocean?

One week ago tonight, we had our Grace Kindergarten graduation program, with standing room only as usual.  One of the songs the children sang (“Peace Like a River”) contains these words, “I’ve got love like the ocean.  I’ve got love … Continue reading

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Eat all the chocolate you want!

Eight days into Lent.  Time to take stock of how well we are doing.  How well are we observing the holiness of Lent?  In my Ash Wednesday sermon, I reflected on the rather strange convergence of Valentine’s Day and Ash … Continue reading

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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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