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The Flickering Light Of Hope
2023-12-05 21:39
And in a blink of an eye, it's Advent! People always ask if you're ready for Christmas. But I have to admit, when I woke up Sunday morning, I couldn't say for certain that I was ready f… Read More
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
2023-11-16 13:03
Our diocesan convention took place in Augusta, which for those who don't know the geography of this region is basically on the other end of the earth from Tallahassee. OK, not really...but i… Read More
We Are Saints
2023-11-05 17:30
With all the bad news out there these days (and it has been really bad!) it felt to me that I needed to keep up with the theme of last week and remind us that we were not made to be destruct… Read More
Give God What Is God's
2023-10-26 02:56
Sermon for 21A PentecostProper 24October 22, 2023  Last week, I was off at Virginia Theological Seminary to celebrate my alma mater's Bicenntenary. It was fun to visit with a few o… Read More
2023-09-18 12:21
 Really, this sermon is sort of a "Part Two" from last week's and it comes at a crucial time in my particular journey. I have been struggling for several years with how, or even if… Read More
2023-09-12 18:56
 Sometimes, the Sunday lectionary grabs one by the throat and insists that you must not look away from the very difficult lesson. That's how I felt, anyway, when I saw what was on the d… Read More
Finding True Religion After The Storm
2023-09-04 01:24
This has been a really tough week for the region. Hurricane Idalia sent me and my wife to a hotel for the night as we anticipated 100+ mile an hour winds in our city full of live oak trees… Read More
2023-09-02 20:28
My biggest disappointment this week was that I didn't have the story of Moses and the burning bush to work with since we're talking about "Who do you say that I am?"My second biggest disappo… Read More
Transfiguration: Let The Light Shine
2023-08-07 02:47
There's been a lot of heaviness in the news lately. The prior occupant of the White House has been indicted now for a third time, this one dealing with the very serious crime of attempting t… Read More
Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize
2023-07-31 20:30
It's not often that the Collect of the Day is what captures my imagination. But this one has a special place in my heart. I once quoted this one in an email to the embattled Bishop Gene Robi… Read More
Weeds, Wheat, The Church And Us
2023-07-28 21:25
I've been getting a lot of good feedback on my sermons lately. It seems that people are finding the topics relatable and helpful for their day-to-day dealings, which is perfect. And I could… Read More
Throwing And Sowing Seeds
2023-07-20 03:10
It is heartening to have your Eucharistic Ministers tell you in the middle of the liturgy that your sermon touched them. And it's even better when you have a special program after the servic… Read More
The Burden Of Love
2023-07-09 18:11
I'm tired. Even without having a single massage client this week, an intentional break that I established for myself due to some physical issues, I am still tired. It has been too hot...with… Read More
2023-06-26 01:51
 After two straight Sundays of Matthew 10, I decided I wanted to put my attention on another reading. And then I opened the First Reading text and saw it was the troubling story of Haga… Read More
The Story Of Ourselves
2023-06-07 19:46
Hello again! I've been away for two Sundays enjoying time in France. A post on that later. While I was there, it gave me time to rest, relax, and reconnect with nature. My wife's family… Read More
Knowing The Unknown God
2023-05-14 16:00
I've had a really busy week, cramming in as many massage clients as my own body could stand.  I'll be off from preaching for a couple of weeks, so won't have much new to post until Trin… Read More
2023-05-07 15:45
I had so many directions to choose from for this week's sermon and I was so tempted to dive into the First Reading from Acts 7 with the stoning death of Stephen. But I am accepting the limit… Read More
2023-04-24 17:18
 This past week was yet-another sad and sorrowful time of shootings and state legislative attacks on the LGBTQ+ community of Florida. Now, apparently, going to the wrong house, getting… Read More
Thomas And The Wounded Jesus
2023-04-19 12:02
Easter Sunday was so wonderful. I was feeling joy at seeing so many show up for the O'Dark Early Easter Vigil. We had a delightful breakfast and I had managed to do an honorable job of chant… Read More
These Bones CAN Live: A Sermon For 5A Lent
2023-04-05 13:25
Well, I'm running way behind the proverbial eight ball in getting my sermons posted! My apologies if you are someone who is visiting this blog and reading the mashed up musings that come fro… Read More
2023-02-09 13:01
I was having a conumdrum with this sermon. I really wanted to get into the Isaiah reading, but I kept getting pulled back to the start of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. And like working aw… Read More
2022-07-25 17:55
 *This is not one of my sermons but reflects my response to all-things Anglican. Read on...One of my favorite hymns in The Hymnal 1982 begins: Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ… Read More
2022-05-09 02:52
For the first Sunday in what feels like forever, I did not preach. I did not even attend a church service in-person or virtually. Instead, I was moving furniture, vacuuming and cle… Read More
Palm Sunday 2022: Beware Of The Powerful
2022-04-11 23:31
Here it comes: my first Holy Week as a priest. As I was sipping on my coffee in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, a text came in from my seminary classmate, Mtr. Melina, wishing a slew of us all… Read More
Worthy To Be Loved: A Sermon For Lent 4
2022-03-28 03:00
There are probably endless ways to look at this story of the prodigal son. But my reading of it, and consideration of the text on this go-around with the story, led me to focus on the questi… Read More

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