Archive: Oct 2015

  1. Cloaking Devices

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    Mark 10: 46-52; 10242015; Preached at the Episcopal Diocese of NW Texas School of Ministry Our Gospel story this week reminded me of the old Star Trek series on television.  I’m not talking about the more recent reincarnations, since I’m pretty much an old school kind of guy.  I’m talking about that cagey old Captain, James T. Kirk, […]

  2. Cost Benefit Analysis

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    Mark 10: 35-45; 10182015; 21 Pentecost This time of year always brings back good memories of my working for H & R Block.  Though tax season didn’t really start for me until the middle of January, all of the Block tax preparers were required to take a tax course that began the last week of […]

  3. Collections of Possessions

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    Mark 10: 17-31; 10112015; 20 Pentecost This past week I was thinking about a neighbor I once lived nearby, up north in Wisconsin.  Her name escapes me now, but she worked as a gym teacher in an elementary school in one of Madison’s suburbs.  She lived with her disabled husband a couple of doors down […]

  4. Heal Thyself

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    Mark 10: 2-16; 10042015; 19 Pentecost As I was reading this week’s gospel story, I was reminded of an old joke I’d heard many years ago.  The years have dimmed my memory a bit, but the joke went something like this:  What happens when you play a country song backwards?  The hound dog is resurrected […]

  5. Nancy Blankenship Crawford Eulogy

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    Nancy de Loache Blankenship Crawford Eulogy John 14: 1-6; 10032015; 3:00pm            I want to welcome all of you who are visiting here at St. Nicholas this afternoon, as we celebrate the life of our sister Nancy.  We are blessed to have you here, as family and friends, as we share our memories of Nancy.  […]