Category Archives: Meditations

Thoughts, meditations, and devotionals.

Those Who Walk in Darkness: June 19th sermon by Tim Buckner, BUMC Lay Servant.

Those Who Walk in Darkness You guys know I have been walking through a lot…I have been in some pretty dark places lately, One of the temptations when you are walking in those dark times is to give in to … Continue reading

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The Armor of God

This is a sermon delivered by Tim Buckner, Lay Leader Barnardsville UMC on June 21st, 2015 First the text: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 17 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which … Continue reading

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A Cup of Kindness

This is a meditation delivered on November 2nd at Barnardsville Charge by Tim Buckner All the fruit of the spirit proceed from God’s Love, Just as all light is white light, it only has color when it meets an object … Continue reading

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Chinese Redlight

This is a sermon delivered by Tim Buckner, Lay Pastor on May 5, 2014 Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2: 1-10 2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you … Continue reading

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“Cat Food”

This sermonette delivered Jan. 26, 2014 Tim Buckner, Lay Minister Matthew 6: 19-33 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[c] consume and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Father’s Day

I wrote this eulogy for my father who died 10 years ago.  I had called a dear friend and former pastor of ours to read it for me, but the interstate flooded and he could not come so I gave  … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Good Friday

How must Isaac have felt lying on that cold stone? Was he trusting his father would not sacrifice him to his God? Was he afraid? Was he praying God would send a suitable sacrifice…did he echo a future prayer “God, … Continue reading

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In the Desert, a Highway

A journey does not start with one step.  It starts with an idea. He was a simple man of humble birth.  A man born into a world without all of the claptrap of our modern society, a man born into … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

It’s that time of the year again! Sometimes when the snow is falling here, when the wind is right and the world is still you can hear friendly shades of holidays past whisper seasons greetings and fare-you-wells from somewhere beyond … Continue reading

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A Journey to Bethlehem

Luke 2:1-20 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirin’i-us was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each … Continue reading

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