Important Disclaimer

Since I currently have several employers/supervisors/churches/etc., please know that none of the words on my blog represent them or their beliefs. This blog is my own creation.

It also does not represent my children's perspective, nor my mother's; they think I am funny, but misguided.
(Quick update: only my mother thinks I'm funny now.)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

With Respect and Gratitude

I did not preach today, and I surely missed it. I love to preach, and if you give me a pulpit, I will go on a bit. But tomorrow we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., and here are a couple of sermons I have preached either about him or borrowing bits of his work.

Find your own way to honor this man tomorrow. And then honor him the next day. And the next. Until we have realized even one tenth of his many dreams for this world.

On Being at Table and Respect (8/29/10, New Covenant Presbyterian, Mt. Laurel, NJ)

The Deliberate Cultivation of Beauty (1/16/11, New Covenant Presbyterian, Mt. Laurel, NJ)

A Shift In Posture (9/1/13, Covenant Presbyterian, Trenton, NJ)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

If I Stay Too Long

Lee Celledoni dancing the Jitterbug, 1947
If I stay too long
on any one
it takes on the weight
of 87 elephants.
And the weight of 87 elephants
could crush 
even my big feet
except that
I can make myself into a ball
and roll
under the legs of 87 elephants
until I reach the river.
And if I was a ball
and rolled into the river
I might be swept far far far far away
so far that I might never get back home.
Except that
I might become a rock
and sink
to the
of the river
buried in mud