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True Things – Sermon March 12 2017

Reading, from Adrienne Rich’s “Lies, Secrets, and Silence”  Sermon, “True Things” – part 1 of 3 part series “Real Life”  Today’s my mom’s birthday, and so I’m going to start by sharing a classic my-mom story. She’d just come back … Continue reading

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Anger, Love, and the Hope for Change

For a month about simplicity (our church monthly theme), the current cultural moment is anything but simple. Since the news broke on Sunday about the terrible shooting in Orlando, I’ve been back and forth with all sorts of emotions: angry, sad, … Continue reading

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Is it a Gift? A sermon on simplicity

Story: “The Secret of Happiness” by Paula Coehlo, from The Alchemist  Sermon: “Is it a Gift?” When I started to think about music for this month with this theme of simplicity, I immediately thought of”‘Tis a Gift.” This is a song … Continue reading

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What a Prayer Is

My dad loves to tell the story of the dinner party we hosted for my childhood priest when I was maybe 8 or 12.  My parents’ best friends had joined us, and my dad was cooking steaks. The conversation was … Continue reading

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