Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mulligan

Mark 1:9-15 Golf is infuriating. If you disagree, you should know that I don’t make this statement out of ignorance. I grew up in Florida, the state of golf and tennis; I don’t think it’s possible to spend eighteen residential years in the Sunshine State and not at least know how to swing a club. […]

Ashes

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 There is an art to making fires. Maybe you know this yourself. You must have a variety of sizes of wood, from twigs to branches to logs. You have to stack the wood close, but not too close – fire needs air to burn, after all. I take great pride in the […]

Goodbye

2 Kings 2:1-12 In high school I learned to dislike goodbyes. The first one came during my sophomore year. We had a youth director who grew the size of our group in an almost miraculous way; likewise, the size of my faith had grown in an almost miraculous way. When it was time for him […]

How Will I Know?

Deuteronomy 18:15-22 In 1986, I was seven years old. I was in Mrs. Howry’s class at Lakeview Elementary School. I spent Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings at the First United Methodist Church downtown. All my relationships were simple and uncomplicated: with my parents, with my teachers, with my God. I was too young to care […]