Archive for ‘September, 2011

Of Life and Labor

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Mary Robert and I have recently volunteered for a fundraiser for Family Promise of Mobile, an organization that houses among a network of churches homeless families year round. Several area restaurants hosted meals over four evenings with “celebrity” volunteer servers. Our job as the celebrity servers was to help serve meals and plead, schmooze, for generous tips […] Read more »

Of Chicken Salad

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Mary and I from time to time, not too often, but from time to time get scolded for our persistent preaching about matters of social justice, which is kind of an all inclusive rubric that covers economic and political justice as well. Glenn Beck of Fox News fame went so far to say within the […] Read more »

That the Poor will be with us Always

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Every now and then it just gets to me…the persistent procession of those in need who file through this office every day. They are behind on their rent and about to be evicted….or they haven’t paid a power bill (Alabama Power Co. is one of the most expensive electric utilities in the country as is […] Read more »

Of Seasons and the Sacred

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We’ve gotten a soft reminder these last few days that Fall is on its way once again. Change in the air. The crisp air of early morning; the light of day is beginning to slant the way it does during the coming season, setting asparkle the water of the bay, the shadows of clouds lengthening towards […] Read more »