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Using a Thermometer in Your Marriage


*This following will also be published in The Vermilion Standard Wedding season is upon us and, like many pastors, my weekends begin to fill up with weddings as couples celebrate and commit to each other before their loved ones and their God. During this wedding season, I thought it would […]

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The Nemesis of a Distorted Reflection


The Greek myth of Narcissus is an interesting and poignant tale for our times. The simplified version of the myth finds Narcissus abruptly leaving the infatuated Echo with a broken heart in the forest. Upon hearing this, Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, decides to punish Narcissus for his treatment of […]

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“From Tablet to Table” – A Review


Leonard Sweet’s recent release, From Tablet to Table: Where Community is Found and Identity is Formed, is a remarkable work. Len, as always, writes with an artist’s eye and a brilliant mind. I read everything Len writes and this is an exceptional addition to his collection of work. Intending to […]

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Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude


The following will also be published in The Vermilion Standard. We live in a culture diluted by desire. In our relative excess, we incessantly desire what we don’t have even if it is something we clearly don’t need. This desire has led to an epidemic of discontentment. Much like Jesus’ […]

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The Beauty of a Messy Christmas


When we think of Christmas, it often conjures up images of perfectly trimmed Christmas trees, meticulously wrapped gifts and beautifully set tables. We love our picture perfect Christmases to be neat and clean with everything perfectly placed and arranged. The irony of this image is that it is the opposite […]

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