Multitude of Sins

Multitude of Sins Vicki Kemper June 26, 2017   Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.— 1 Peter 4:8   How the subject came up I don’t recall. We were sharing another breakfast of eggs, grits, bacon, biscuits, and gravy, the coda to a week filled with

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Not Peace

Not Peace Quinn G. Caldwell June 25, 2017   “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” – Matthew 10:34   Most of us long for peace.  Many of us identify as pacifists, many of us are members of peace

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Knowing What You Know

Knowing What You Know Mary Luti June 24, 2017   “They said to the man who’d been blind, ‘We know this man is a sinner.’ He answered, ‘I don’t know if he’s a sinner. One thing I do know, I was blind, now I see.’” – John 9:24-25   A blind seminary student announced in

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Remembering Grace

Remembering Grace Emily C. Heath June 23, 2017   I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance. I know that you cannot tolerate evildoers; you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them to be false… But I have this against you, that you have abandoned

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Until Tenderness is Real

Until Tenderness is Real Matt Fitzgerald June 22, 2017   Dear Lord! Please! Dear God of Israel. – Psalm 69:6   When you pray, how do you begin? I always say, “Dear God…” as if email hadn’t been invented and I was composing a letter. But I don’t write letters any longer. I barely write

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Cat Brains

Cat Brains Ron Buford June 21, 2016   Jesus said, ” When you pray say, ‘Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done …’”   Ever notice the way cats can seem to treat their owners as if their owners exist to solely fulfill their cat desires? Are we not the same when we ask, “If

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Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds Richard L. Floyd June 19, 2017 But Moses said to Joshua, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit on them!” – Numbers 11:29 The people of God have always wrestled with the question of where God’s Spirit

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Introverts and Extroverts

Introverts and Extroverts Martin B. Copenhaver June 18, 2017 “If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?” – 1 Corinthians 12:14-26 I am convinced Jesus was an introvert. After all, he was a pastor who was always running

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Small Letter, Big Spirit

Small Letter, Big Spirit John A. Nelson June 17, 2017 “… The Pharisees and legal experts asked Jesus, ‘Why are your disciples not living according to the rules handed down by the elders but instead eat food with ritually unclean hands?’” – Mark 7:5 Scripture sets so many traps. In Mark’s gospel the Pharisees and

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