speak: Red Letter Challenge

I was an adult before I learned the lyric in Alabama’s Song of the South is not “sweet potato pie and a shirt in my mouth,” but “sweet potato pie and I shut my mouth.” (secretly I have kept whispering it my way when I hear the song.) That’s how it is sometimes. We hear […]

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Beloved (Lent #36)

Be-loved. Be-love-ed. However you say it, “beloved” means dearly loved.  (check out these ways the word has been used…The Gospel of John’s Beloved Disciple; Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community) To love dearly, to be dearly loved. I had a moment this morning as I was hovering over a bowl of cereal, when my mind […]

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