It Is a Calling

Occasionally, someone will ask me how I became a minister. I usually reply, “I was called into it.” That often leads to a longer conversation about how Christ called me into the ministry. I have learned how to describe that call in about five minutes, but I will briefly tell...

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You Are Doing Good Things!

Last Sunday, after the Traditional Service ended, I was in the Narthex speaking to people as I always do. A lady came up to me who has been visiting for many months now. We talked about several things, and then she said something to the effect, “This is such a...

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Vows and Grace

Last weekend, I had the privilege of performing the wedding ceremony for my niece, Liz. Technically, Liz is Carol’s sister’s daughter, but Carol and I were married by the time Liz was born so I claim her as my own. It was a beautiful wedding and part of my responsibility...

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It Is Important to Remember…

In my office I have on my wall an inexpensive sketch of Jesus. I don’t remember exactly where I picked it up, but I do remember that the first time I saw it, I was so taken by it that I immediately purchased it, took it to a framing store...

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Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Families are shopping for book bags, pencils, papers, notebooks and a whole range of back-to-school items. Students and teachers are bemoaning the fact that their freedom is a thing of the past. At the same time, parents are full of smiles and excitement at...

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