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09 Mar Who are the Stretcher Bearers?

Dear Friends, Ideas for sermons and sermon series can come from almost anywhere.  There have been times when I read a book or had a conversation or was asked a question that proved to be the inspiration for a sermon.  At other times, I felt the...

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03 Mar Seeing Hope through Darkness

Dear Friends, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”   Perhaps you know this quote penned by Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities.   But do you know the rest of it?  The complete sentence is: “It was the best of...

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24 Feb Glimpses of Normalcy

It seems like we were just gaining traction on our efforts to equip parents and grandparents to grow faith at home when, like everything, the pandemic brought those efforts to a screeching halt. The Calvary family was beginning to look forward to our intergenerational workshops,...

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16 Feb Listen for the Joy

Dear Friends, What are your favorite sounds?  This was the question that was posed to me a couple of weeks ago by a friend.  It’s a fun question and a profound one.  Think about it….what are your favorite sounds? For me, there are several that jump immediately...

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09 Feb A Surge of Hope…

Dear Friends, I am on the proverbial “Cloud 9” this morning after watching my Razorbacks defeat #1 ranked Auburn in basketball last night.  It was a thrilling game going to overtime, no less, and it looked like large sections of Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville never...

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02 Feb Worshiping, Eating, Praying & Meeting

Dear Friends, This weekend we have an opportunity to experience Presbyterianism at its best.  On Saturday morning, the Presbyterian Women will hold their annual Prayer Gathering.  This will be held virtually, eliminating weather, Covid, distance, or inconvenience as impediments to participation.  There is nothing more vital...

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26 Jan Naming our Gifts

Dear Friends, You’ve likely heard the old adage, “live by the sword, die by the sword.”  Our modern day “sword” is technology, and it has served us faithfully and well over the past twenty-two months, enabling us to worship and be together virtually.  But on Sunday,...

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19 Jan God’s Masterpiece

Dear friends, Driving to work this morning, I was enjoying the winter landscape outside my car window when I remembered something I learned in school:  that each snowflake is unique.  I pondered that thought as I drove, wondering if that can actually be true.  After all,...

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12 Jan Lessons of Wintering

Dear Friends, Apparently, some people love cold weather.  I am not one of them, so I cannot offer this report based on personal experience; only on what has been told to me by the polar-embracing folks I know.  I do think snow is beautiful—when I’m watching...

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06 Jan New Year Reflections

Dear Friends, What an interesting start to the new year!  On the one hand, Covid still rages via the Omicron variant, forcing disruptive airline flight cancellations over Christmas, changes to eagerly anticipated New Year’s plans, and more adaptations in our lives and our church.  Yet on...

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