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Glasses resting on Bible

Uncovering Art

Preached at Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Hollywood, California on September 13, 1998. I did some growing up in dairy farm country in upstate N.Y., in a little town which had a sign posted near the house which read “Fayetteville, population 3,656.”

Glasses resting on Bible

Standing in the Grave of Alphonsine Plessis

January 30, 2000 Ecumenical Welcoming Sunday A convocation of cemetery cats perched on fallen stones in La Cimetiere de Montmarte, and Jeff and I stopped to look. We had made plans to meet in Paris, and I was leading him on a quest. Five years

Glasses resting on Bible

Be Still

Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church Hollywood, California   When a piece of exercise equipment called the Stairmaster was first marketed, I was incredulous. Here was this advertisement for a machine that simulated stair climbing, and the ad featured a beautiful young woman with perfect hair, who