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Archives: June 2008

we are away!

Posted June 30, 2008 @ 4:24pm | by Tripp

We leave for New York tomorrow morning. I'm looking forward to our time away. Trish and I have not been on a vacation together since our honeymoon. We are way overdue.I'm packed. The house is cleaner by the minute. The cat sitter is ready. All is well. I don't know if I'll take the time...

 

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it is done

Posted June 29, 2008 @ 2:09pm | by Tripp

Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God.John E. HinesIt is done. I have preached the sermon...to the enjoyment of some and the consternation of others. I pulled from Jewish and...

 

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focus, grasshopper

Posted June 29, 2008 @ 6:21am | by Tripp

The word "submission" in Arabic is seleme. It is both the root for the word "submission" as in Islam...which means "submission to God"...and the root for the word that means "peace"...salam.- this sermon from three years agoSo it appears that I am having a morning. I have too many sermons in my...

 

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the monologue

Posted June 28, 2008 @ 8:29am | by Tripp

Once again I am throwing myself at the mercy of Shakespeare and his actors. Susan and Jeffrey. Last time it was Bishop Carlisle. This time it is Claudius from Hamlet. You remember? He's Hamlet's uncle/father. Oh, it gets sticky right quick in this play. In this scene, Claudius, who is the...

 

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obedience and peace: more sermon mumblings

Posted June 27, 2008 @ 8:52am | by Tripp

This is true obedience...to obey even when there is no certainty that God will provide an escape.- Allan BoesakSouth African ministerAs sometimes happens, there was a "honey do" list waiting for me at church this morning. But the sermon preparation continues anon. I am thinking about...

 

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sermon recap and suchlike

Posted June 26, 2008 @ 6:42am | by Tripp

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.- Mark TwainI am sitting outside on the parsonage patio. The sky is threatening rain. The breeze blowing through the trees is humid...if breezes can be humid. Birds chirp. Rabbits nibble. And my iced tea is perfect. Trish...

 

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