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My Restau-rant

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Welcome to Moe’s!
I am sorry to inform the franchise owners, and my husband, that I will no longer be dining at Moe’s. Sorry Honey.
It is my husband’s favorite restaurant. This is because he can get a salad there with all his favorite toppings: fresh lettuce, black beans, grilled tofu and mushrooms and chipotle ranch dressing. He loves this salad so much that he will eat it three times a week.
But as far as I can tell, this taco bar queen ain’t what she used to be. You have to play your cards just right and be very patient to get your order the way you want it these days.  Three new Moe’s franchises that we’ve been to recently have disappointment me.  The staff seem either under trained or just plain stupid.  One girl got very angry with me when I asked for a bit more cheese once. But lately, I just feel blown off by the staff, like getting my order right is the last thing they care about. I am either rushed through line or made to wait.  The music is often so loud I cannot hear the pers…

Laughing at Strangers, a Proper 6A sermon

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Proper 6A, 2017 Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7) Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23) The Rev. Kathy Kelly Dunagan All Saints, Norton
I was quite taken by the story yesterday (6-17-17) of 35-year-old Patrick Hale of Murfreesboro, Tennessee who was called a hero for helping police arrest two Georgia fugitives on Friday evening. Did you see this story? The fugitives escaped from prison in Georgia on Tuesday and killed two law enforcement officers before leading police on an intrastate man hunt all week and at least one high speed chase which included shooting at police. The convicts had invaded another home in the area and stolen that couple’s car after tying them up and stealing food and a car from them. They threatened the couple as they left telling them they had nothing to lose and that they expected to be dead within 24 hours. I guess that meant they were planning suicide by cop if they got cornered. They took that couple’s car and police caught up with them ensuing the high speed chase. The fu…
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Listening for The Good Shepherd's Call Easter 4A, 2017 Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 
John 10:1-10 O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.There is a story about an Easter pageant at a Christian school. The little boy had just one line in the play it was “He’s not here, he is risen.”  He must have been playing one of the angels depending on which version they were doing. But the little boy was nervous and excited and not sure he could remember his line and the teacher and his mom were there helping him. (Here’s my chance for a shout out to all those moms since I won’t be here next week. Thank you for everything, including helping us get through scary stuff like school plays!) So the little boy practiced, and practiced, “He’s not here, he is risen,” “He’s not here, he is risen,” a…