'Tripp Martin' tagged posts

Dance Lessons

When I was in middle school in Augusta, Georgia, to the great “excitement” of every boy my age, we were all enrolled in dance classes. It was, as they say, “the thing to do”. [button link=”http://auburnfbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/AFBC_Martin_20140518.mp3″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Reflections

In recent weeks, I have walked through the rooms and the hallways of the church for the first time, opening doors I have never opened before. As many doors as I have opened and used for the first time, there are still closets and spaces I have never seen. Each room has a story. Around…

Reflections

Within the Church Year, as we keep time with the seasons that correspond with the life of Jesus and the birth of the Church, we are walking currently through the general season of time after Pentecost. In many traditions, it is also referred to as Ordinary Time, which does not correspond with any particular event,…

Beginning Again with Gratitude

Now, to be honest, we do not always know what to do, or how to start, or where to begin. We feel gratitude for sure, but it is often challenging and difficult to know where to begin. [button link=”http://bit.ly/1ajyU95″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]   Also, listen to None Like You by Craig Courtney, as sung by…

Shouts or Whispers

In a world that is full of shouting, oftentimes we assume that we have to speak-up to be heard. But, grace may choose to whisper in a world that shouts, because it is the only way to be heard. [button link=”http://bit.ly/1fTQ6be”]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Reflections

We begin again with gratitude, which is one way to describe the rhythms and the routines of the church. We do not start over, but we do begin again, always moving into the grace of God together. As our family looks at the empty boxes we have unloaded in our house and as we continue…

New Beginnings… Where to Begin, Again?

There are so many smaller tributaries running into one large river on a day like today. From our gratitude for the leadership during this interim season to our hopefulness for the days and months to come as we begin, again, in this next chapter of our journey, I have wondered often—asking myself more than once—Where…

Reflections

In the days around the printing of First Connections, we punctuate the sentence of this interim season. It is a point we can mark, which actually stretches in two directions towards the past as well as the future. Whenever there is a period placed at the end of the sentence of an interim season, there…

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