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The Humbling of Ashes

OT Reading: ​Amos 5:6-15

NT Reading:​​Hebrews 12:1-14

Gospel Reading:​Luke 18:9-14

“He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others.”

I try to be kind and respectful to all persons when I see them in the line at the grocery store, or sitting in a restaurant. I

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Remember the Stones

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Daisy and I went for a hike today in the woods of sweet home Alabama. Our twelve year old lab never turns down the opportunity to go for a walk in the woods.

We didn’t have a final destination in mind when we started to drive. We ended up near Double Springs, AL

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The Well Worn Path

OT Reading: Amos 5:6-15, NT Reading: Hebrews 12:1-14, Gospel Reading: Luke 18:9-14

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“Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others.”

I wonder if you are like me in some of the

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Faithful Followers

If you and I are going to be faithful followers of the One who calls us into this journey of faith, we are going to have to realize a few things.

To be a faithful follower means that our experience will not be what we expect it to be.

We will be surprised and humbled

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Surrender

I walked into a room where a woman about my age has terminal cancer and does not have long to live.

Her immediate and extended family was in the large room with her. She was still able to communicate clearly. I introduced myself as a Chaplain who just wanted to come to be with her

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Riding the Waves

Do you remember what it is like to walk into the ocean?

It may be a little cold when I first put my toes and feet into the water. If it is hot enough outside, I am determined to keep moving ahead into deeper water as the waves begin to roll in, one after the

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Annie’s Gift

This is the first in the series, “Stories from Lent 2011.”

Annie Seymore walks into my office with a smile. She greets me warmly and asks how my day is going or if I need anything as she empties the trash. She makes eye contact and listens. She wants to know about my wife,

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