Monthly Archives: November 2014

Back to Basics: Christ the King Sermon 2014

When the Green Bay Packers’ Vince Lombardi, the eminently successful coach in the 1960s, was asked how he produced winning teams, he explained that any group of football athletes could win more games than they lost if they simply concentrated … Continue reading

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The Thanks Behind the Giving

One of the things my family always did around the Thanksgiving table—which annoyed me to no end—was to compel everyone to list something for which he or she was especially thankful. It never really worked the way my mother imagined … Continue reading

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Through the Jello

One of the things many of us struggle with is the question of what God is calling us to do right now with our lives. We go to work in the morning, we interact with our colleagues and friends and … Continue reading

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Squirrel Sermon

The winds are blowing as I sit in the dining room of the rectory today; the few leaves that remain attached to the trees are being ripped away, the daylily beds are yellow and brown, and only one rose bush … Continue reading

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All Saints Day 2014

“God bless you.” We say that fairly often, don’t we? If someone sneezes in church or if they tell us about some struggle that they’re facing, those are words we use right away. “God bless you.” It’s nice to believe … Continue reading

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Dying to Rise

Yesterday afternoon, when the temperature was still in the 60s, I was able to bully Gayle into helping me plant the remaining 120 tulip bulbs in front of the rectory—in anticipation of a rainy day today and the advent of … Continue reading

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