Tag Archives: 1 Corinthians

The Place Where God Lives

What would it be like if we all just stopped for a moment and took a deep breath? What if we took that breath and imagined we were breathing in the very breath of God, and then exhaled everything in … Continue reading

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Perfection Really is Overrated

If there is one thing I have always yearned for, it is musical talent. I have none. Now before all you music teachers out there rush to tell me that anyone can sing or anyone can learn to play an … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Prayer of Confession

I’ve struggled to find appropriate words for this week. So I offer the following prayer. If you are looking for sermon help, try here. Patient and steadfast God, how is it that you continue to love us so completely? So … Continue reading

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Praying the Texts

If you are preparing a sermon this week, you might want to look at the reflections I shared here. Otherwise, here is my prayer based on this week’s texts: God of all creation, You knew the Prophet Jeremiah before he … Continue reading

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Saving Lives

On February 14, 1983 I woke up in the local emergency room and I was not happy. Apparently, I had woken up in my room at home and made it downstairs before passing out. My mother then called 911 because … Continue reading

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What Will the Neighbors Think?

I grew up in a household where the unspoken motto was, “What will the neighbors think?” As a child, I found this rather confusing. The neighbors on one side had eleven kids; I don’t think they thought of us much … Continue reading

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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

This week I am taking a break from current events. This won’t be a sermon starter or anything else quite that practical. I’m going to share my personal reflections on this week’s lectionary. I arrive at these readings with echoes … Continue reading

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