This past Sunday I preached at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Longview, Texas.
Title: “It Seems So Simple”
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45
People are talking about Seeking Imperfection!
My seminary alma mater, Lexington Theological Seminary, had a nice write up about the book in their Fall 2015 Newsletter.
Christian author, podcaster and endorsor of Seeking Imperfection, Christian Piatt, showed off the book on his first Periscope broadcast.
Be sure to get your copy today!!
Thanks for all the support and happy reading!
It can be difficult, if not impossible, to see past our imperfections and see ourselves as someone created in the Image of God, someone who is love, someone full of grace and potential. I came across this prayer (below) and I hope that it reminds you of who you are and whose you are.
Lord, sometimes when I look in the mirror I’m not too happy with what I see. Please let me see me the way you made me, beautiful and perfect just as I am. Help me to hold this image in my mind and heart as I follow my life’s path. Allow others to witness your light shining through me as I walk with confidence, grace and a smile on my face. Amen.
On October 2, I spoke at the Christus Ministry Retreat held at Saint Elizabeth Hospital. I was able to share my story which led to the writing of my book. Below are some pictures of the day. I am thankful to Saint Elizabeth and the staff of the Spiritual Care department for their hospitality and invitation.
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Today, many churches around the world celebrated World Communion Sunday. At First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we sang a powerful hymn entitled “For Everyone Born, A Place At The Table” the words are below. They speak to the importance of justice and grace in the world around us and how that can be found at the Table.
May we remember the unity we have in Christ as the Church celebrates and the remembers the life, ministry, death and glorious resurrection of our Lord, Jesus the Christ.
1 For everyone born, a place at the table,
for everyone born, clean water and bread,
a shelter, a space, a safe place for growing,
for everyone born, a star overhead,
And God will delight
when we are creators of justice and joy,
yes, God will delight
when we are creators of justice,
justice and joy!
2 For woman and man, a place at the table,
revising the roles, deciding the share,
with wisdom and grace, dividing the power,
for woman and man, a system that’s fair, [Refrain]
3 For young and for old, a place at the table,
a voice to be heard, a part in the song,
the hands of a child in hands that are wrinkled,
for young and for old, the right to belong, [Refrain]
4 For just and unjust, a place at the table,
abuser, abused, with need to forgive,
in anger, in hurt, a mind-set of mercy,
for just and unjust, a new way to live, [Refrain]
5 For everyone born, a place at the table,
to live without fear, and simply to be,
to work, to speak out, to witness and worship,
for everyone born, the right to be free, [Refrain]
Words from “For Everyone Born, a Place at the Table” All rights reserved. Source
Photo: “Communion Chalice” taken by Rev. Evan M. Dolive.