Sunday, August 02, 2015

Even Jesus – v4

Even Jesus, unwilling,
the only one righteous
choosing not to judge
though He alone was worthy
without sin, unblemished.
Showing compassion
to her, for us, truly
sharing for us a mirror
of our own lives;
Cautioning us to be humble
in our walk, in this life.

edited August 2, 2015
Even Jesus – v4

(editing version 2)
edited October 22, 2014
Even Jesus – v3
(editing original again)
edited March 1, 2014
Even Jesus – v2
June 13, 2011
Even Jesus
Edited February 28, 2014
John 8:1-11
Samuel Thompson’s
Inclusion Essay
shared at the New England United Methodist Church
Annual Conference
in response to call by Reconciling Ministries Network
for essays describing, “My vision for an inclusive church”,
June 10, 2011
Growing Like a Garden – v5
(editing original again)
Edited November 23, 2013
Growing Like a Garden – v4
(editing original again)
written after conviction and sentence against Rev. Frank Schaefer
Edited November 16, 2013
Growing Like a Garden – v3
Edited September 18, 2013
Growing Like a Garden – v2
June 28, 2011
Growing Like a Garden
Reverend Janet Wolf
Sermon, Hymn, Poem - June 23, 2011
Reverend Amy Delong
Love on Trial,
the case against the Reverend Amy DeLong,
June 12, 2011
A time to come together
June 13, 2011
Looking down at my hands
Edited September 7, 2013
“Making the secular Holy – v2”
new poem September 7, 2013
“Making the secular Holy”
This poem is about my wife and me when we got married
in a civil service on December 17, 2004 in Concord, NH in White Park
and then before our church family at
Wesley United Methodist Church in Concord, NH
on April 23, 2005.
We celebrate 2 anniversaries because they both mean a great
deal to us, in very different ways.
I grieve for those who are able to marry civilly in so many
states now, such as NH, but are unable to marry in their
United Methodists churches and for the clergy who are put on trial
for choosing to go against the Discipline to marry them.
trials of Rev. Frank Schaefer
and Rev. Thomas Ogletree
and  Rev. Steve Heiss
Edited September 7, 2013
For Offering Love – v2
June 22, 2011
For Offering Love
Matthew 10:40-42
2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16
Psalm 13
Worship Theme: “All Are Welcome”
and sermon: “Ambassadors for God”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
June 26, 2011
Second Sunday in Pentecost
note of Cynthia Good
on Keith Olbermann Special Comment
Passage of gay marriage bill in New York last night
posting on my Facebook page
“my 'heart' sinks with your continued association with the United Methodist church. God's Word clearly says that the Lord’s command is no females are allowed to be leaders. 1 Cor. 14:33-38; 1 Tim 2:12-3:12. Violating God's Word is not a recommended path to follow.”
June 23, 2011
Able to Breath – unedited
in part inspired by conversations with
the Reverend John Makokha
Riruta UMC
Children of Africa Hope Mission Project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 28:18-20
Great Commission

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