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Lamar Amburn's and the Reign of God

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

The center of the universe in Maryville, Tennessee, as far as I am concerned, is Lamar Amburn's vegetable market which is one block over from my former parish church. I thought about Lamar's this week because the gospel is all about people using and not using talents. I wish Jesus had dropped by Lamar's before he went negative on the man who buried his talent in the ground; it might have given our Savior a whole different perspective.

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After

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

Our son and his wife got married ten years ago in her aunt's parish church in lower Manhattan on October 13, 2001. It was always to be a simple wedding - just family including grandparents, aunts and uncles and selected first cousins, and of course Charles and Christine's closest friends. It was always to be a simple wedding - less than 100. But after the planes hit - once we found out they were still alive - she worked in the financial district and he on 34th - in the shock and profound grief of the days after 9/11, their wedding got a lot simpler. Such as Could it happen? The hotel where half the people were to stay - damaged, closed. Such as Should people come? Should our relatives - some old and some with little children - from Georgia and Mississippi and Ireland and Colorado and Arizona and Louisiana and England and DC- have to get on a plane and come to this small thing, this simple wedding.

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August 12, 2011

Reunion

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

I had only been to one high school reunion thirty years ago. She had never, ever been to even one and no wonder.
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July 04, 2011

Winners of the Peachtree

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

Who won the Peachtree?
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December 07, 2010

Manna in the advent wilderness

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

Hungry? Watch . . .
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November 26, 2010

Pass it On.

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

A family, a country, a yearning to pass on what has been handed to us. How? What about practicing gratitude?
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March 09, 2010

Numero Uno Rule for Preachers

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

If you preach, you may not like this. If you listen, I bet you will.
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March 04, 2010

The Sermon? Oh, the sermon was okaaaaay.

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

Watch out what you ask for. When preachers start asking people to give feedback on sermons, it can get kind of rough and pretty holy.
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September 17, 2009

Goats and Sheep

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

How good do you think you are at separating the goats from the sheep? The aggressors from the aggrieved? The perps from the victims? Here's a weird little memory on a country road in East Tennessee.
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June 04, 2009

What makes us Happy?

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)

Happiness is not to be sniffed at.