Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Writing Writing Writing

Ever since the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Ash Wednesday/ Valentine’s Day this February, I have begun writing letters. Lots of letters. Letters upon letters upon letters upon letters. Frankly, up until then, I had thought writing to … Continue reading

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No More

The church where I serve as Senior Pastor is just a few miles south of Stoneman Douglas High School, where yesterday seventeen people were murdered, many others injured, and countless more deeply traumatized. I am heartbroken. Again. And I’m just … Continue reading

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Offer Light

In a world of madness, offer sanity. In a world of anger, offer peace. In a world of confusion, offer comfort. In a world of darkness, offer light. In a world of despair, offer hope. In a world of apathy, … Continue reading

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Dirty Hands

You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Tantrums

[Transcript of a sermon delivered July 17, 2016, at Plantation United Methodist Church] Matthew 18:23-30 (New Revised Standard Version) “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When … Continue reading

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Prayer for those considering violence

Praying this morning for people around our world who are entertaining thoughts of bloodshed. May their spirits be touched by grace so overwhelming, that whatever is broken in them would begin to mend. May people come into their lives who … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

John 10:11-13 (New Living Translation) I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to … Continue reading

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