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Pastor’s Pondering – August 24, 2016

We Went Home Thomas Wolfe wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again,”      But, indeed, we just did.          I was invited to preach at Homecoming 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in Sylacauga, Al                this past Sunday and I accepted their gracious invitation.                    We had served that congregation from October 1982 to June 1990…. Read more

Pastor’s Pondering – August 10, 2016

THE THRILL OF VICTORY…THE AGONY OF DEFEAT It was the iconic opening slogan of “Wide World of Sports” in an earlier generation.      It reminded us that in every contest/race/competition,          someone wins and someone loses. As we watch the Olympics this week,      we witness the continuing victory and defeat that come with competition…. Read more

Pastor’s Pondering – July 27, 2016

OUR FATHER I know there are some who cringe in fear when the name “Father” is uttered.      I know there are fathers who are absent in their children’s lives          and others whose children wish they were absent.                I know “father” is a gender specific term that sometimes makes “mothers” feel slighted. But,… Read more

Pastor’s Pondering – June 29, 2016

Hospitality at the Table A family vehicle breaks down in a foreign country and a stranger tows the family to her home.      Seated around her table, they are welcomed by her gracious hospitality            and introduced to a dazzling, mouth-watering meal of fresh-baked bread, olives,                cheeses, and fruit that would do a royal… Read more