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Archive for February, 2014

  • March 23, 2014

    “Rejected no more”

    Lectionary Year A – Third Sunday in Lent

    “What is this?” my friend asked me as he laughing dropped the Christmas present I gave him into the trash can.   I was in third grade.  When I told my mother that I wanted to buy a present for every kid in my class, she told me we didn’t have that kind of money.  She […]

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  • March 16, 2014

    “Born Again”

    Lectionary Year A – Second Sunday in Lent

    Mary Anne Hayes emailed me a riddle this past week.  In the text of the message it said that 80% of Kindergarteners were able to solve the riddle, but only 17% of Stanford University Undergraduates were.  Now this came off of the internet, so who knows whether it is true?  But it took me a […]

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  • March 9, 2014

    “The First Temptation of Christ”

    Lectionary Year A – First Sunday In Lent

    Do you remember the scandals that came with the Winter Olympics in 2002?  A French judge succumbed to the temptation of trying to stack the deck in favor of the French Ice Dancers.  She apparently agreed ahead of time to give the Russian figure skating pair higher marks than anyone else.  In return, the Russian […]

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  • March 2, 2014

    “Jesus Alone”

    Lectionary Year A - Transfiguration Sunday

    While thumbing through a catalog the other day I noticed a T-shirt that had a wonderful slogan on it.  It said in bold letters, “Gravity – It’s not just a good idea, it’s the LAW!”   Now gravity is something that we live with constantly.  It is so present in our lives; we don’t even stop […]

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  • February 23, 2014

    “Living Simply through Prayer”

    Year A – The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

    A couple of months ago, my wife Tracy and I did something that we’d never done before; something we never thought we’d do; something we never considered doing before and may not ever do again. For this exciting and potentially life changing event, Tracy and I bought…Powerball tickets!            I am quite sure that a shudder […]

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