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Thankfulness Leads to Hope

Thankfulness Leads to Hope

“O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever!” –Psalm 118:1   Advent, the season of preparing and waiting for the coming of the Christ Child, begins this next weekend and always comes shortly after Thanksgiving Day in our part of the world. The weekly themes of Advent are, […]

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  November 27, 2017   No comments
Soul Anchor

Soul Anchor

“’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all you soul, and with all your mind.’” –Matthew 22:37 “We have this hope, a firm and secure anchor of the soul…” –Hebrews 6:19a An anchor is typically a weighted object on a rope that holds a boat from drifting too far […]

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  November 6, 2017   No comments
Never Forget Hope

Never Forget Hope

“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” Romans 12:12 (NLT) On this day that is September 11, 2017 on the calendar, it also marks 16 years since September 11, 2001; a day of tragedy and terror for our country and our world. We are confronted with many emotions as […]

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  September 11, 2017   No comments
Courage to Hope

Courage to Hope

“I wait for God, my soul waits, and in God’s word I hope; my soul waits for God more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.” –Psalm 130:5-6 During my time away in August I was reading some of the writings of St. Augustine, who is considered […]

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  September 5, 2017   No comments
Sharing in the Hope

Sharing in the Hope

Jesus said, “Yet I am not alone because God is with me. I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!” –John 16:32b-33 In some of his Holy Week writings, the late priest and theologian Henry […]

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  April 10, 2017   No comments
Wisdom & Hope

Wisdom & Hope

“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant being born in human likeness.” –Philippians 2:5-6 Saturday, we had a yoga retreat at […]

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  April 3, 2017   No comments
Hope Runs High

Hope Runs High

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” –Romans 15:13 If you follow the sport of basketball, you know that the month of March is known as “March Madness” because it is the month for […]

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  March 20, 2017   No comments
Encountering Hope

Encountering Hope

“They that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength; they will soar up on wings of eagles.” –Isaiah 40:31 I was recently glancing through a book on my shelf that tells the stories behind many of hymns and songs of our faith. One that caught my eye was, “Lord of All Hopefulness.” It is […]

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  January 9, 2017   No comments
Every Day a Gift

Every Day a Gift

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every matter under heaven.” –Ecclesiastes 3:1 This verse from the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes was part of a Scripture passage we read in worship this past weekend. The passage from Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a season for all things in our life […]

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  January 3, 2017   No comments
Waiting

Waiting

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, in God’s word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord.” –Psalm 130:5-6 As we enter the second week of the Advent season, we realize that much of Advent is about waiting.  Yet, so often we consider waiting a waste of time; perhaps because our culture is […]

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  December 5, 2016   No comments