Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sermon: Precious in God’s Sight (9/20/15)

In the chorus of Bernice Johnson Reagon’s song “Greed” she sings:  I been thinking about how to talk about greed//I been thinking about how to talk about greed//I been wondering if I could sing about greed//Trying to find a way … Continue reading

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How One Baptist Introduced another Baptist to Benedictine Prayer

I graduated college in 1986.  After graduation, I taught school in Lawton, OK, for two years.  I went back to Oklahoma a couple of times during seminary, but hadn’t seen any of those folks since I’d taken my then-boyfriend Allen … Continue reading

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The Drive to Say Goodbye to Betty Woodward

When I saw the news on FB that my college mentor and friend, Betty Woodward, had died, it surprised me.  Betty wasn’t the sort of person one ever imagined dying.  She was a force of nature, full of energy.  Betty … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Journal: Poem

At the Hotel Waiting to Attend a Friend’s Memorial Service   La Quinta Inn Shawnee, Oklahoma Room 306 Mid-September… I peer through wispy strands of an abandoned web splayed against the window as the sun rises over a stagnant pond— … Continue reading

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Poem: Morning Lesson (May 2014)

Found this poem in my journal from sabbatical.  Reminds me of Betty Woodward, my college mentor whose memorial service I’ll be attending tomorrow.  Mrs. W loved hummingbirds! May 28, 2014   (Wednesday, 10:26 a.m) Morning Lesson I pause on the boardwalk … Continue reading

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