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When Monsters Come Calling

I had a pretty traumatic experience a week ago (another time, another post). It was an experience with a real life monster.

What happened left me thinking about monsters. 551 more words


Of All the Sinners I am the Worst

I’ve been away from the blog for a little while because I’ve just been super busy with a number of projects. But during the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about a couple of verses from Paul that I’ve finally figured out for my own life – and perhaps yours. 1,062 more words

Shades of Grace

          I knew I should have skipped that second cup of coffee.  Instead of hitting the road in the comfort of an early hour, I found myself heading out for my “morning” jog just as the sun was starting to heat the land. 425 more words


Morning Devotion: What motivates God?

Embedded within the verses of Ecclesiastes 3 is a potent, little sentence that can sharpen to a razor’s edge our focus of life.

It speaks not about us, however, but instead about God. 269 more words


Christianity and Bars

There’s an old joke: What’s the difference between Methodists and Baptists?  Methodists will say “Hi” to one another in the liquor store.

For my particular branch of the Methodist family we would usually not identify with either, because no Free Methodist would be caught dead in a liquor store.   459 more words



Is 55:1-3
Ps 145       R/. You open your hand to feed us, Lord, and satisfy our needs.
Rom 8:35, 37-39
Mt 14:13-21

In our Gospel passage today, Jesus puts the Apostles to the test: … 904 more words



On August 30, I celebrated my 37th birthday.

I had a very small gathering at a cozy, candle-lit wine bar in Greenwich Village, called 8th Street Wine Cellar… 430 more words

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