Asbury United Methodist Church
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May 31, 2017

And, I think today might be a good day to talk about clean underwear.             But first, we need to have a chat about Zacchaeus. Our scene opens and we find Zacchaeus up a tree!             Back in the day, Zacchaeus was a tax collector. Rome occupied Israel and they needed cash to fund their […]

May 30, 2017

My darling boy texted me on Saturday!   Technology has allowed us to be close even though he lives in Los Angeles.             We text a lot! We text about the Hornets, the Panthers, Tar Heel and Gamecocks basketball and on occasion we wax philosophical and religious.             Saturday afternoon’s text was a wee bit […]

May 26, 2017

This morning I want to talk about something that is foundational. I say this a wee bit tongue-in-cheek because there is something of a dual meaning afoot…but I will get to that in a moment.             A few years ago, I noticed something odd about my house. There was a tiny crack that separated my […]

May 25, 2017

I think today could be a good day to talk about the ninety-nine!             In Matthew, chapter 18 and Luke, chapter 15, Jesus compares God to a shepherd who has a hundred sheep where ninety-nine of them are exactly where they are supposed to be and one is rambling around somewhere lost.             God is never […]

May 24, 2017

I think today might be a good day to talk about stability!             My trusty, rusty American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines stability as constancy of character or purpose; tenacity and steadfastness, reliability and dependability.             What’s not to love…right? Instead, most of the time culture seems to consider stability to be tedious […]

May 12, 2017

This morning I woke up with fishing on my brain.  Who knows why?             Maybe it’s because I plan to do some fishing next week down in the Florida Straits.  What I do know is that fishing can be over-the-top thrilling or a complete exercise in frustration, at any given moment!           I once hooked a […]

May 11, 2017

Let’s just sit still for a moment and meditate on the presence of God.             I thought about that sit still part after running across an argument on Facebook this morning about someone killing a snake. One soul chimed in that snakes are neighbors too. It was on!             I am sort of indifferent about snakes. […]

May 10, 2017

Today we have the same choice that we face every other day. We can change our lives to more closely model Jesus or we can stay the same.             Last night I had a revelation and it caused a memory to pop up that I had long since forgotten and hoped for it to have […]

May 9, 2017

While reading the New Testament this morning, I had a weird thought! Maybe you have had the same weird thought!             If you have ever read the New Testament and had this sensation of waking up and smelling some coffee that the church is missing the boat, please raise your hand!             Yeah, me too! OK, you can […]

May 5, 2017

Today I want to talk about rust and stagnation.   Have you ever considered that this set of twins offers more danger to our lives than taking risks?             Humans are odd creatures. On the one hand, we create as many systems as possible to provide safe living but on the other hand, we turn […]

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