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The Sunday Stiletto · 1d ago

Given Everything

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Mark 12:38-44. When I think about “my pastor” I think about Riley Short. He was appointed to my home church – First UMC Lakeland – when I was in elementary school and re...
The Sunday Stiletto · 6d ago

The Lord Builds This House

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Psalm 127:1. When I was in sixth grade my parents decided to sell our house and build a new house across town. For six months our family of four lived in a two bedroom a...
The Sunday Stiletto · 2W ago

Where You Go, I’ll Go

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Ruth 1:1-18. Following the events in Las Vegas late Sunday evening and early Monday morning, I saw a number of people quoting phrases from Warsan Shire’s poem entitled, ...
The Sunday Stiletto · 2W ago

The Joseph Saga: Final Act of Forgiveness

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Genesis 50:15-21. It is said that the Bible declares the message “Do not be afraid” 365 times – one declaration for each day of the year. In Genesis 50 these words draw ...
The Sunday Stiletto · 4W ago

The Joseph Saga: The Truth Comes Out

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Genesis 45:1-14. This has been a trying week for me at Tuskawilla UMC. On Monday we experienced a large scale water leak in the Sanctuary. On Tuesday we had a pipe burst...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1M ago

The True Scope of Forgiveness

Sunday’s Scriptures ~ Matthew 18:21-35 and Genesis 42:1-16. This Sunday Andrew and I will pulpit swap for our 11 o’clock worship services. I will lead our Morningsong Service at 8:30am and o...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1M ago

The Joseph Saga: Shawls and Shenanigans

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Genesis 37:1-4, 39:1-18. Clothes are an essential in life. Beyond the beach and being under the age of two shirts, shorts, and shoes are required wherever we go. We have...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1M ago

Heroes and Villains: Herodias

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Mark 6:14-29. In my second appointment I preached an October sermon series called Fright Nights where the congregation studied four texts of terror contained in Scriptur...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1M ago

Heroes and Villains: Stephen

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Acts 7:51-60. When I watch a movie or read a book, I always give great care and attention to the final words. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they are solemn. Someti...
The Sunday Stiletto · 2M ago

Heroes and Villains: Delilah

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Judges 16:4-22. Four-legged children have been members of our family since the very beginning. Andrew moved to Atlanta ahead of me in 2007 because his job was set to sta...