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Twas Three Nights Before Christmas (A Mustard Seed Musing)

So, A Visit From Saint Nick (sometimes referred to by the story version title, Twas The Night Before Christmas) influences next Sunday’s sermon. Just for kicks, I sat down to see what I’d come up with if I played with Clement Moore’s poem. I … Continue reading

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Does God Love The Devil? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

A colleague friend of mine shared with me that his son had asked him if God loved the devil. We talked about how children have this tendency to see the world differently as adults; I shared that when I was … Continue reading

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Amtrak & The Church: A Traveling Experience (A Mustard Seed Musing)

For our summer trip to see my family in Rhode Island, we decided that the train was a viable option and one we needed to explore for my family of four. It was cheaper than our normal day-and-a-half car ride … Continue reading

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Gimme Shelter: Stop Dancing With Your Demons (Movie Review)

Based on a true story, Gimme Shelter shines a light on a grim world where the foster care system, homelessness, drug abuse, and teen pregnancy collide. Vanessa Hudgens stars as Apple, who finally flees her drug addict mother (Rosario Dawson) to reconnect … Continue reading

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Ten: What Words Do You Follow? (Book Review)

Every few years, the public eye seems to focus in on a courtroom somewhere in the United States where one group of people is battling another group of people over whether or not the Ten Commandments should be displayed. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Tradition Making, The Horrifying Truth! (A Mustard Seed Musing)

This Christmas story is all true. And potentially a little shocking. My parents had a plan. (Anyone who knows them knows that they always have a plan.) Even after I’d gone away to college, the Christmas schedule would remain unrepentantly unchanged. … Continue reading

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A 317 Pound Bully In Church? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

When did bullying, or hazing, or harassment become okay? We seem to have a heightened sense of it, thanks to the tragic deaths of teens and children who succumbed to the hate poured down on them. But we can’t seem … Continue reading

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Coming Clean: Reflections From The Beach (Being Church)

I’m not a neat-nik, and I may have germaphobe tendencies. It’s just part of being me. I won’t drink after you, I wash my hands before eating almost every time, and I like to know where things are so I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: One Tribe

I’d recommend you read Genesis 12-19 and Hebrews 11 before reading this. And I’d recommend you not read it if you’ll be sitting in the Blandford UMC sanctuary on Sunday, June 16, because you’ll probably be bored during the sermon. … Continue reading

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Escape From Planet Earth: Animated Brotherhood

Back in “the day,” if it wasn’t Disney, animated films weren’t that great. Then Paramount/Dreamworks got involved and Disney had some competition. But this latest animated flick, from Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment being released by the Weinstein Company, proves that there’s … Continue reading

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