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Erin and Ryan, I didn’t know either one of you when we sat down for the first time to begin your premarital counseling.  Now, a year later, there’s a very special bond with you, and I love standing in front of you on this day. I’ve told you more than once, and told others about […]

  (On a 45 degree day with 20-mile-per-hour winds for an outdoor wedding at Raffaldini Winery in Elkin, I greatly abbreviated the ceremony and meditation for Colton and Kimberly.  Here’s what I had planned to say!) Colton and Kimberly, on this day when you formally choose each other, I want to thank you for choosing […]

Jordy and Emily, thank you!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives and of this special day.  A year ago I hardly knew you; now it feels like you’re friends. What shall I say to you on your wedding day?  The story of Jordy and Emily sounds like it could be […]

Torean and Jessie, I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be here today for this special day. I can’t say this about very many people, but I know the exact date when I met both of you, at least I think I do.  And I know the place. I can’t even […]

Rory and Jessica (Siciliano) Burkitt The Cigar Factory, Charleston, SC – October 15, 2016 1 John 4:7-19 The theme of my meditation for your wedding today is “So thankful!” We have so much to be thankful for today!   Let’s start with the fact that this weekend is not last weekend, when the hurricane made Charleston […]