Giving Thanks – Part Two

This morning we begin with a couple of anonymous poems that speak to a recent experience many of us can relate to from this past week. Thanksgiving 8000 Calorie Poem May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your … Continue reading Giving Thanks – Part Two

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Giving Thanks – Part One

Editorial note: the first of the sermon can also be found in my November 14th post, Falling Down. My family and I are hikers. As often as we can, we take to the trails, enjoying nature in all its peace and solitude. Recently, the family went on a short two-mile trek, mostly just to get … Continue reading Giving Thanks – Part One

Falling Down

My family and I are hikers. As often as we can, we take to the trails, enjoying nature in all its peace and solitude. Recently, the family went on a short two-mile trek, mostly just to get out of the house and enjoy a warm sunny day in November. As we hiked, the mental noise … Continue reading Falling Down

The Deep End

My father tells the story of how he learned to swim. It started with several summers worth of swimming lessons that were to no avail, lessons that led to him to being able to semi dog paddle or tread water at best. It wasn’t until he was about twelve years old that he finally found … Continue reading The Deep End