Something Good …

Today is James Whitcomb Riley’s Birthday.  If you don’t know who he is – you should.
I Ran across this poem by Riley today and I think it expresses my concept of preaching and the thoughts I try to share in this blog.
Somep’n Good
Somep’n ‘at’s common-like, and good
And plain, and easy understood;
Somep’n ‘at folks like me and you
Kin understand, and relish, too,
And find some sermint in ‘at hits
The spot, and sticks and benefits.
We don’t need nothin’ extry fine;

‘Cause, take the run o’ minds like mine,
And we’ll go more on good horse-sense
Than all your flowery eloquence;
And we’ll jedge best of honest acts
By Nature’s statement of the facts.

So when you’re wantin’ to express
Your misery, er happiness,
Er anything ‘at’s wuth the time
O’ telling in plain talk er rhyme–
Jes’ sort o’ let your subject run
As ef the Lord wuz listenun.

Happy Birthday Mr. Riley and thanks for all the great words and stories!

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

One thought on “Something Good …

  1. I’ve always said that I like the way you deliver your sermons, to the point and easy to understand and also to comprehend. Never change Pastor Rodney, never change.

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