Monthly Archives: December 2014

My New Year’s Wish (Mustard Seed Musing)

I wish this year… That the Christmas season would extend into the new year, and people whose hearts grew ten sizes last month would find that their expectations can’t be put back in the box. That the spirit of discord … Continue reading

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Now What? Part I (Sunday’s Sermon Today- Luke 2)

It’s that time of year again for…. You thought I was going to say New Years Resolutions, right? Nope, I’m going with the NFL playoffs! My two favorite teams, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, are in the … Continue reading

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My [Definitive] Best Of 2014 (Movies, Books, & TV)

One friend challenged me to read fifty books this year; another asked me what my movie-to-book ratio was- said there was no way I actually read that many books with the movies I review regularly. So this year, I kept … Continue reading

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Lessons From Christmas (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

This year, Christmas hasn’t quite played out like I dreamed it up. My brother-in-law and his family tackled the flu. My wife’s grandmother was hospitalized. I had a crazy ear-related virus give me a case of vertigo less than 24 … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer (A Mustard Seed Musing)

Holy God, This Christmas, like the first Christmas, there is enough darkness around to fill up the night. We watch the news and experience the gloom; we visit the hospitals and sick rooms and see those suffering; we see the … Continue reading

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The Miracle On South Crater Road (Christmas Eve 2014)

The Christmas Eve sermon for Blandford UMC 2014.  I must admit it- I haven’t always enjoyed Christmas as much as I do now. The traditions, the preparation- sometimes I just wanted to get to the good stuff. But there’s always … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t There Easter Lights? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

Driving home one night last week, I passed a church that was wrapped in lights. Not lit up with a spotlight or a Living Nativity display. With actual, multicolored lights. It seems like even the church wanted to get into … Continue reading

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