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The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie

A Lingering Fragrance

John 12:1-11

5th Sunday in Lent - Year C

March 13, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie (PCUSA)

 

"When we lift our hands in praise and worship, we break spiritual jars of perfume over Jesus. The fragrance of our praise fills the whole earth and touches the heart of God." 
- Dennis Ignatius

The smell of chlorine wafts through the air. Suddenly, you recall childhood memories of summers spent in a swimming pool you haven't seen in years. Or perhaps it's a whiff of apple pie or the scent of the perfume your grandmother wore or maybe incense from an old church, and memories come flooding in.

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The Rev. Robin Wilson

For Such a Time as This

Esther 4:1-17

8th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 03, 2014

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)

It was her beauty that you first noticed. So young. So exotic. So striking. Easily intrigued by her, you want to know more. She trusted few, kept her secrets close, and relied on only one for advice and guidance. She struggled to do the right thing and live a good life, wavering at times...fully human. She believed in her God, while existing in a world that seemed faithless. She used her allure and became the one to have, the one to win, and the one who won. Esther caught the eye of the king and used her only apparent power to her advantage. She was so special and yet so normal...for even the most beautiful can be painfully flawed.

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