An Illustrious Master

Luke 11:1-2 August 28, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Two friends were having coffee and the discussion turned to the subject of religion.  After listening to his companion extol his knowledge of all things spiritual, the first man challenged the second, saying, “If you are so religious, let’s hear you quote the Lord’s … More An Illustrious Master

Take a Breath

Psalm 42:1-8 August 21, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott There is a story told of a small town that had traditionally been a dry town until one year a local businessman decided to build a tavern.  As you can imagine, this caused quite a bit of controversy but eventually, the businessman garnered enough … More Take a Breath

The Battle is to the Determined

Psalm 37:1-9 August 14, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott “Poor, foster kid, Black, immigrant, cancer patient, small, Muslim….” This is the opening of a commercial that has been running during the Olympics which ends with Serena Williams staring into the camera and defiantly stating, “The only label that matters is Olympian,” followed by … More The Battle is to the Determined