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sermon writing

I very often have something on tv while writing sermons. I’m trying to finish a wedding homily type sermon for tomorrow. I’m not sure that Juno was the best choice for the tv background, however, I did laugh a lot … Continue reading

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Easter thoughts

I’m not sure where I found this because I didn’t write down the source but I wrote down the thought. It’s related to the Harry Potter series and the concept of Horcruxes, inanimate objects that hold pieces of a soul, … Continue reading

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3 pennies

One of my favorite stories about Mother Teresa happened when she was still Sister Teresa. She went to her Bishop for permission to start a mission. God had called her to be in this kind of ministry. Because of her … Continue reading

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the ordinary that is more than enough

All too often we focus on what we don’t have and forget that with God we have more than enough. Michael Pollesel writes, “God has been at work, since creation, to bring God’s dream to fruition by investing in creation.” … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” You may remember this story. It’s in one of the Chicken Soup … Continue reading

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Holy Week distraction

From Maundy Thursday through the last service on Easter, I will lead 6 worship services, including a wedding. And somehow, in the midst of all that sermon writing, praying, setting up the sanctuary, cleaning up, locking and unlocking the building, … Continue reading

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a drink of water to a thirsty soul

I had to cut this story to make the sermon shorter but it’s a good story for a “water” sermon. It’s from James W. Moore, Some Things Are To Good Not To Be True, Dimensions, p.105-106. Have you heard the … Continue reading

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