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Give Yourselves the Gift of Harmony

Give yourselves the gift of harmony
In being each for each a loving other.
Underneath the passion to be free… 111 more words


Reflection: Telling stories

In Day Twenty Six, the patient spent about 30 minutes telling me stories. Not stories of how she found herself in the hospital, not stories of what she was going to do when she got out of the hospital, but stories about her husband who had passed years before I walked into her hospital room.  341 more words

Sayings On God

Questions of Faith: A Sermon Series with Barbara Brown Taylor

We have just finished a three-week sermon series called “Questions of Faith” at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Each week I introduced the topic, read a selection from one of Barbara Brown Taylor’s books, and showed a video clip from the amazing website, … 1,492 more words

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend?


I walked into an exam room for a recent appointment, book in hand to wait out the delay for my doctor.

I noticed a dogeared issue of… 895 more words


Walk In A Sacred Manner

Shalom. Pray for peace. Seek to be peace.

On Wednesdays, I usually attend a meditation group at the St. James UCC in Lovettsville, VA. There is a short reading, followed by 45 minutes of silence, followed by 45 minutes of prayerful sharing of our lives and our responses. 447 more words

On the Boundary

“On the Boundary” Genesis 32:22-32 © 8.3.14 Ordinary 18A by Tom Cheatham at First Presbyterian Church, Amory, MS. All rights reserved.

It’s been commonplace for some years now to speak of life as a journey, with progress along the way measured by our arrival at various mile markers. 1,481 more words

Prayer Partner

“Prayer Partner” Romans 8:26-39 © 7.27.14 Ordinary 17A by Tom Cheatham at First Presbyterian Church, Amory, MS. All rights reserved.

I’ve got a problem. Had it for years and years. 2,208 more words