Mother’s Day Children’s Sermon

Why it was that, the week before, when somebody passed to Ann the children’s sermon resource book, that made her immediately see that as MY obligation, I can’t say. It HAS happened before.

I do know that I totally forgot about it, what with all the packing and then the two days at the Naturalist Rally Friday and Saturday.

So I used what I had at hand (or better, under feet) to cobble a short message for Sunday morning. It did not have anything to do with mothers, really, though they could have been the recipients of the props: earthworms.

So rather that hitting the delete button on the outline for that 3 minute homily, I posted it here on CheckThis. Worth every penny ya paid for it.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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