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  • One of the most moving sermons I ever heard about the call of the first disciples (who were fishermen, as many Floridians love to point out) was about the way people back then fished. They fished with nets. So the image here of Jesus telling them that they will fish for people is not a kind of fishi... [read more]
  • In the name of the One who is our Journey and our Journey’s End.   Three  years ago yesterday, my Mother died very suddenly.  She probably threw a blood clot.  There is a stunning, mind-boggling, mysterious story that goes with it which I wish I had time to tell here.   When I held her li... [read more]
  • I grew up in Berryville, Arkansas, a town of barely 2000 souls in northwest Arkansas that reflected the southern values of the 50’s and 60’s.  The town square (we had a “square,” not a plaza!) was the center of the community and one couldn’t get from one side of town to the other without driving thr... [read more]
  • Today we celebrate the Epiphany, or Three King’s Day.  Epiphany is a rather complex feast because it has a long history and many different meanings and celebrations attached.  Transferred to today from yesterday, Epiphany is usually celebrated on January 6th and marks the official end to the festivi... [read more]