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This is My Song

This is My Song

“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” –Matthew 25:40b We began worship yesterday by singing the first verse of one of my favorite hymns in our United Methodist hymnal titled, ‘This Is My Song.’ The […]

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  July 8, 2019   No comments
A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

“You prepare a table before me.” –Psalm 23:5a There is a beautiful song that we sang in worship Saturday night titled, For Everyone Born. It is a fairly modern song, with the words written by Shirley Erena Murray in 1998 and the music composed by Brian Mann in 2006. The song reflects the themes of […]

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  April 8, 2019   No comments
We Are The Ones

We Are The Ones

…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” –Micah 6:8 In the conclusion of the book God’s Politics, by Jim Wallis, he speaks about a young African American woman named Lisa Sullivan, who died suddenly of a rare heart condition […]

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  January 21, 2019   No comments
R.I.P.

R.I.P.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” –John 14:27 When we see the initials R.I.P. associated with someone’s name after death, it means Rest in Peace. My […]

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  April 16, 2018   No comments
We are the Ones

We are the Ones

“…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” –Micah 6:8 In the book God’s Politics, by Jim Wallis, he speaks about a young African American woman named Lisa Sullivan, who died suddenly of a rare heart condition at the age […]

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  January 16, 2017   No comments
Not Yet Discouraged

Not Yet Discouraged

“The wolf will romp with the lamb, the leopard sleep with the kid.  Calf and lion will eat from the same trough, and a little child will tend them…Neither animal nor human will hurt or kill on my holy mountain.  The whole earth will be brimming with knowing God-Alive, a living knowledge of God ocean-deep, […]

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  December 12, 2016   No comments
Peace and Presence

Peace and Presence

“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap faithful love; break up your unplanted ground, for it is time to seek God, that God may come and rain righteousness upon you.” –Hosea 10:12 (Common English Bible) As we grieve more violence and death last week in Minnesota, Louisiana, and Texas, I am reminded of the first two vows […]

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  July 11, 2016   No comments
Amazing Peace

Amazing Peace

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me…Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” –John 14:1, 27 Poet Maya Angelou has […]

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  December 14, 2015   No comments
Dawn From Heaven

Dawn From Heaven

“Because of our God’s deep compassion, the dawn from heaven will break upon us, to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide us on the path of peace.”  –Luke 1:78-79 (Common English Bible) These verses from the Gospel of Luke were part of our gospel […]

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  December 7, 2015   No comments