Monthly Archives: September 2013

Trust The Lord

“I sought the Lord and he answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.”  Psalm 34:4                                                 … Continue reading

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Fixing Bad Deals

(David said) “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and those whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” Romans 4:7-8 The small town barber found himself facing some financial … Continue reading

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Looking Back – Leaning Forward

“No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 A little while ago Shirley and I found and old box of pictures. It was almost … Continue reading

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A Horrible Retirement Speech

“When he heard the words, ‘Chest of God,’ Eli fell backward off his stool where he sat next to the gate. Eli was an old man, and very fat. When he fell, he broke his neck and died. He had … Continue reading

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Hey! Knock it Off!

“Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?” – Matthew 7:3 I wonder if you find it irritating that the Israelis are so insistence on building settlements on disputed, … Continue reading

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Prayer of St. Francis

Today, I feel we just need to stop and pray for our world and ourselves this Prayer of Saint Francis: Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, … Continue reading

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Really Forgiven

“Who can forgive sins but God alone?”  At once Jesus perceived in his spirit that they were discussing these questions among themselves; and he said to them, “Why do you raise such questions in your hearts?  Which is easier, to … Continue reading

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Put Me in, Coach

“The Lord does not save by sword and spear.” – 1 Samuel 17:47 You remember Goliath. He was that ginormous Philistine who challenged the Israelites to a one on one, winner take all duel to the death.  No one accepts, even … Continue reading

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May We All Be One

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” – Isaiah 11:1 A friend of mine and her young daughter were walking in a shopping mall when the child suddenly stopped, took … Continue reading

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Myers Park UMC PodCast

I invite all of you to watch (Myers Park UMC) the Reverend Doctor James Howell’s sermon this morning about God’s broken heart. It is very moving. You can do this later in the week (I think after Tuesday). Simply go … Continue reading

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