This Is Me: A Deeper Look at a Powerful Song

THIS IS ME “This is ME.” Powerful words. To be able to proclaim them aloud in the presence of another takes courage and strength. For before I can make this proclamation, I have to find the audacity to utter these three words to myself. “This is ME.” Strengths and faults, “This is ME.” While I may not yet be able to fully embrace all facets of who I am, I say to myself and others, “This is ME.” While there may be areas of my life I want to grow in or change, today, I proclaim, “This is Me.” Throughout my life, a factor so real to me that it became human like consistently kept me from claiming these words. Meet Expectations. Initially, Expectations was a stranger to me. As an infant I had no

What Didnt Make The Cut: The Road to Emmaus

What Didn’t Make the Cut April 15, 2018 A fifteen to twenty-minute sermon necessitates that some ideas and quotes fall to the ground of the cutting room floor. Below are some of those which didn’t quite make it past the first round from this last Sunday. The two men showing hospitality to a (divine) stranger has Old Testament parallels in Genesis 18,19 where both Abraham and Lot share a meal with angels. Cleopas speaks of Jesus as a “prophet.” This is interesting in that some argue that Cleopas’ speech originally ended in Luke 24:20. Did they think of Jesus only as a prophet? Played with the idea that life is truly a journey of never arriving at Emmaus (any destination). Life is a process of

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