midweek musings

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This is a day late and is a copy of the message from last night. So it is cheating a little bit I guess but then again we are a people of grace... Have a great week! Ash Wednesday is not - for anyone I know of a “favorite” worship service of the year. Easter, Palm Sunday, Christmas, all the Advent Sundays, and even perhaps Stewardship commitment Sunday services are more popular. It’s not one where most folks bring a friend. So if you did you are quite brave. I mean most folks in the Presbyterian church struggle inviting folks to a normal hopefully joyful services. So, the idea of anyone Presbyterian inviting someone to an Ash Wednesday service would be almost out entirely out the question. B

Umbrellas and Whales

There is a story about a Midwestern town that was experiencing a bad drought. A drought, in case you have forgotten, is when it doesn’t rain for a long time. Obviously we are in almost the opposite of a drought here in the Peach State. As a result of the drought the community was in crisis. Crops were dying, and the livelihood of the farm town was seriously threatened. In response to this crisis, a group of pastors decided to hold a prayer service on the steps of city hall and asked all the townsfolk to come. They were instructed to bring symbols of their faith to place on the steps in hope that God would deliver them. People showed up with all sorts of things. The Catholics brought rosaries

Mister Rogers and the domino effect

It is a struggle some days to turn on the TV news or even follow through with my daily routine of hearing the latest headlines from NPR on my way to work. It is not so much because of the content of the news—yes, I am saddened by violence and natural disasters and other heartaches—but I am simply distraught by the new level of shameful discourse that now surrounds our “leaders.” It is indeed disheartening when I hear name calling similar to what I hear on the playground or, worse yet, in a high school locker room. And I wonder, if this is what is said in front of the cameras, how much worse is said behind closed doors. In my sermon on Sunday, I mentioned that the apostle Paul in his letters

1st Corinthians 13

I wrote this a while back in response to some other folks looking at 1st Corinthians 13 and applying it to what they do. As an assistant principal it certainly made me think. My question for you is how might you rework this passage for your own life? Have a great and blessed week. Hope to see you all soon. Clay 1st Corinthians 13 for School Administrators Based upon 1 Corinthians 13 for Teachers by Rachel C. at Grace4Teachers.com If I am a captivating, articulate and inspiring administrator, but have not love, I am nothing. If I have all knowledge and wisdom in dealing with teachers and staff, and with students and parents and all the numerous issues that arise, and have not love, I am nothi

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