Monthly Archives: April 2013

Just Get Out of the Way

William Willimon, who was at one time a leader in the United Methodist church, tells of receiving a letter from a lay person complaining that their pastor is frequently seen leaving a bar in the community. Willimon called the pastor … Continue reading

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Preaching With Your Hands

My grandmother Royer was a woman who worked with her hands. She sewed most of her own clothes and helped me learn to sew. She was also handy with a crochet hook. When I was a teenager, knitted and crocheted … Continue reading

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Is That You, Peter?

Peter has had a starring role in the drama of Jesus’ life. During the week before Jesus’ crucifixion, Peter was there as Jesus rode into Jerusalem.  Peter was among the crowd who sang and shouted and as Jesus made his … Continue reading

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The Power of Remembering

It had been a quick burial.  It took a while to get him down from the cross. It was almost sundown by the time his body was released to them. So they quickly wrapped him in some linen cloths and … Continue reading

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Singing a New Song

“I love a parade,” the song goes. And who doesn’t love a parade. The music, the fresh air, the excitement of the crowd.  I remember well the parades in Lebanon when I was a girl. The Thanksgiving parade was the … Continue reading

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