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When Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore put on a clerical collar in 1977 — her senior year in college — and began working as a hospital chaplain she learned something the classroom didn’t teach. Physical actions mattered.

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Many people abandon Twitter shortly after opening an account. But if you stick with it, it will bear fruit.

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

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