Sermons & Series

Marilu Thomas
April 16, 2018

Reunion

Reunion

I got an email this past week from my Atlanta friends announcing our high school reunion next summer. There was also a digital photo album of the last reunion, which I was unable to go to four years ago. Luckily everyone had on a nametag, because without that I would not have recognized most of […]

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March 25, 2018

Unplugged

Unplugged

How often do you think about your phone? What is the space of time between when a question is posed and you have to Google it. I decided to audit my phone habits when my granddaughter told me to look at her and not my phone. Simple will power is not working for me but […]

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February 25, 2018

Life Changing Magic

Life Changing Magic

It’s Lent, and do I have a little confession to make. I think I have cabin fever because I want to tip my house on its side and dump out everything inside. There seem to be piles of junk everywhere. I start to ask myself, what could I live without? Just about everything. This includes […]

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January 14, 2018

Do I Know You?

Do I Know You?

When I was a younger person, I had a difficult time getting to know people. It seemed like a hard thing to figure out—how to get to know someone and feel comfortable enough around them to be yourself. First, you had to engage in conversation, but if you didn’t know them, you didn’t know what […]

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December 31, 2017

Watercolor Lives

Watercolor Lives

I was in an art class yesterday creating watercolor paintings. We were each given a beautiful cream colored piece of paper, about 1.5 ft. x 2 ft. and told to begin any way we would like—splash color on the page or start out small. Be bold or timid. Make shapes or none. This paralyzed me […]

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December 10, 2017

Sunflowers of Repentance

Sunflowers of Repentance

At the 9 o’clock service today, we had the Christmas pageant with over 90 children—which means about 40 angels, 30 lambs and 10 shepherds. A few angels couldn’t keep their wings on and a star adamantly didn’t want to wear her star on her head. In years past, we have had an occasional Ninja warrior […]

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November 12, 2017

This Is Us

This Is Us

Now that the days are getting shorter, darker and colder, I start a sort of hibernation routine— reading, watching and eating—all inside. Because of Netflix and Hulu, I haven’t had to watch network television for years. I just sit down when I’m ready and watch a show. That all changed with This Is Us—a show […]

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October 8, 2017

High Lonesome

High Lonesome

Today we have the Ten Commandments in Exodus and it seemed fitting to me to take a look at how these commandments have haunted us for all of our lives. You may think that this is the distant past, an archaic relic of ancient Israel, but I have found that the Law of God is […]

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September 3, 2017

God Only Knows What I’d Be Without You

God Only Knows What I'd Be Without You

This is the one. This is the sermon where I show up and prove that I don’t know what I am doing. This is where it becomes apparent that there has been a mistake- a colossal mistake in letting me into seminary, allowing me to do an internship, slipping up by ordaining me and then […]

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July 30, 2017

I’ve Been There and I’m Not Leaving

I've Been There and I'm Not Leaving

I have a confession to make—I’m tired.  I’m tired of going to breakfast meetings to talk about the assault on our city happening on August 12th.  I’m tired of talking about the Klu Klux Klan and the Alt-Right and watching videos of their view of the world.  I’m tired of trying to plan for something […]

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