Category Archives: Spiritual Formation

Lead me Lord. Lead me in thy righteousness

Make thy way plain before my face. Your way, Lord. Jesus is your way. I have told you, O mortal, what is good…. And you didn’t get it. So I came down myself. In person. A small baby we might … Continue reading

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Dear Aaron Sorkin

Dear Aaron Sorkin, My little letter to you will likely end up in a pile of letters from people all over the country who are begging you to write another series like The Newsroom, or The West Wing, and now … Continue reading

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All About Eves

Eves are part of us. They have import in our faith and in our life. Eve….apple serving Eve. Who wouldn’t want an apple? Sorry we have paid such price for  that apple. All Hallows Eve… goblins and spirits roaming at … Continue reading

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A Quiet Night and Peace at the Last

The howling wind has ceased. The breaking waves in the river have subsided. Stars are out. Tideland EMC has the power turned on. Lucky – my skittish dog who has sat in my lap all day as Michael blew through … Continue reading

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Proverbs

Tonight hurricane Florence is making her way through North Carolina. Her guile is becoming obvious. Not only has she destroyed a lot of the Carolina coast, but now her rain dump into tributaries and rivers is beginning to wreak havoc … Continue reading

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She Who Bakes Bread

Her first call was to ask me to pray for a young man who had been her student many years ago. He was 31 now and just diagnosed with acute leukemia. I added him to my prayer list; she who … Continue reading

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Navigating the Shoals

North Carolina’s coastline had been known for years, longer than I have been alive, as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Now, that does not have the same appeal as being known as the Garden State, or the Gold Coast or … Continue reading

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A Time of Re-Becoming

A few weeks ago, I was at my home church in Ayden preaching the funeral of a dear childhood friend. As I mingled among the people there – other classmates and old friends – I thought about how in that … Continue reading

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Count Me a Heretic

Recent headlines in the news show a group of pastors praying and laying hands over President Donald Trump. I was not present and do not know their prayers; they were not praying to me. In a more recent headline, the … Continue reading

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Woman in the Yellow Shirt

I saw you today in the Orlando Airport. You were holding back tears as you talked to someone to the phone. You had a yellow shirt and a yellow legal pad and you wept as you wrote. I thought about … Continue reading

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