Monthly Archives: January 2015

John McCutcheon–Tonight!

Last summer, I had the best sabbatical ever!  I worked with church members for a year and a half to design a perfect plan, one that would “make my heart sing.”  We wrote a grant and submitted it to the Lilly … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Tuning in to God” (January 25, 2015)

So….have you turned in your Time and Talent Survey?   Have you prayerfully considered your spiritual gifts and how using those gifts might contribute to the common good of the community in 2015?  Have you signed on the dotted line and … Continue reading

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Grandma?!

I turned 50 last Friday.  I’ve been excited about it, loving every minute of it…until Sunday.  Informal church gathering Sunday afternoon.  Talking with a 3 year old and his parents.  Cute little guy.  Together we were exploring the intricacies of … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Elis All” (January 18, 2015)

The old priest was about done.  He’d raised two sons one translation calls “scoundrels.”  He’d been–at best–a mediocre priest, once mistaking a woman’s praying for drunkenness.  And after the events in today’s story, he’ll lose both his sons and the … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Mosque

At noon today, the Cobb Interfaith Spiritual Leaders group will be meeting at the new location for a mosque in Cobb County.  (If I’m not mistaken, it’s the same mosque whose request to rent space in a strip mall in … Continue reading

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Sermon: “So What Will You Do with YOUR Baptism?” (January 11, 2015)

Pink bulletins, aka, pink slips.  Yes, it’s that time of year—time to get fired!  This is probably the only time we actually look forward to hearing those fateful words… Because they mean that we’re all released from our volunteer jobs … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Epiphanies of Sound” (January 4, 2015)

Have you seen the video of the toddler who hears his mother’s voice for the first time?  Born deaf, the boy receives cochlear implants.  The camera catches his expression when, sitting on his mother’s lap, he hears her voice for … Continue reading

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