A Staring Competition

This week, I began a Doctor of Ministry program at a local seminary in Washington, D.C.  The first class was on the politics of the church.  Today, during a lunch break , I decided to leave campus to eat.  I had packed a lunch with a few of my favorites to include a turkey sandwich […]

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Three hundred and sixty five days

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus, Thank you for three hundred and sixty- five days of support through likes and comments, sharing my words with friends and family, colleagues, associates and your followers on your social media platforms.  Thank you for three hundred and sixty- five days of affirmation and encouragement, your personal reflections […]

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Bring Us to Light

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined.” | Isaiah 9.2, NRSV Today, I am groping and groaning under the weight of hate.  I grit my teeth.  My bones ache.  I rock and shake in the valley of […]

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As Clear as Day

“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory of a father’s son, full of grace and truth.” |John 1.14, NRSV “We are called to prove in our own lives that Christ is born, that God is with us. But we are constantly in danger of going […]

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Govern yourselves accordingly

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” | Isaiah 9.6, NIV “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!  Let earth receive her king!” Except Herod thinks he […]

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Advent: This is not Jesus’ annual visit

Christmas does not come just once a year.  Jesus is not unpacked with the ornaments, apart of the tangled mass of colored lights.  Christmas does not begin when we put up the Christmas tree.  Neither pine needles nor the smell of cinnamon make it a reality.  Jesus cannot be hung up and taken down like […]

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