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A Life Worthy

A sermon on Ephesians 4:1-16 preached at First Presbyterian Church; Greenville, MS, August 2018.  Continue reading “A Life Worthy”

Making Peace

A sermon on Ephesians 2:11-22 preached at Batesville Presbyterian Church; Batesville, MS, July 2018.

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An Easter Swim

A coloring page commissioned by Telos @ Southminster Presbyterian Church; Oxford, MS, March 2018. 

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A Pentecost Prayer

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession prayed on Pentecost Sunday at First Presbyterian Church; Oxford, MS, June 2017.

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Godly Gravel

A sermon on 1 Peter 2:2-10 preached at First Presbyterian Church; Greenville, MS, May 2017.

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Why I Marched

On January 21, an estimated half a million pilgrims descended on Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington, and nearly 2.5 million more gathered in solidarity across the country and the world. I was one of the ones who went for a walk in Charlotte.

“We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” (Women’s March Mission)

A quick #WhyIMarch search on any social media platform will fill your screen with more personal motivations. On the day of the marches my news feeds flooded with photos and determined words laced with hope, fear, anger, and everything in between. Since then I’ve read a lot of reactions. I think most people I talk to on a regular basis are supportive of this movement, but I’ve seen plenty of words that aren’t. Centering many of the critiques has been the sentiment that we who marched don’t even know why we were marching. That we’re sore losers or whining about inequalities that don’t exist. If you’re here reading my blog you likely already know that I feel differently. Here’s me using my little corner of the internet to tell you why.

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Pieced-Together Pages

A collaboration with special guest star T.J. Piccolo; Columbia, TN, November 2016.

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A Prayer for Election Season

I’m not entirely sure what will happen on November 8. I do know that people are tired. I’m tired. And regardless of who ends up with the most votes, when we wake up on November 9 there will be people who are angry. There will be people who are heartbroken. There will be people who are scared. There will be people who are relieved or excited and there will be people saying “I told you so.” There will be people wondering “what now?”

This isn’t about changing anyone’s mind or vote between now and then. What it’s about is the fact that after Election Day, no matter what boxes we checked or what bubbles we filled, we’ll all still be here as part of the same cities, the same schools, the same worshiping communities. Borrowing a page from writer Anne Lamott‘s repertoire, I’m tempted to stick to one of the most basic prayers there is:

“Help.”

But for those of you who, like me, tend to be a little wordier at times, here are some thoughts I’m offering to God in this messy season. Part question and part confession, with some hope (I hope) thrown in for good measure.

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