Category Archives: Faith

Back To Our Regular Lives

“O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say,     “God’s steadfast love endures forever.” – Psalm 118:1-2 On Easter Monday the big celebration is over. Most of us are back to … Continue reading

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If You Build it, They Will Come

The other night I got caught up in watching “The Field of Dreams” once again. I think this one and “The Natural” are my two favorite baseball movies. But we all know that it is more about relationships than baseball. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Risk

As many of you know, I sermon/homily binge on Sundays. I stream the worship services from Washington National Cathedral, Riverside Church in NYC, Duke Chapel, and finally Myers Park UMC in Charlotte. These are all very well designed times of … Continue reading

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The Christmas Angel

There is a beautiful children’s picture book entitled, December by Eve Bunting and David Diaz. I have used it in conjunction with the Isaiah 64:1, “O, that you would tear open the heavens and come down….” The synopsis is below.  … Continue reading

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God Will Handle It

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 Recently Shirley and I went to a local restaurant for lunch and had our usual … Continue reading

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Adopted By Christ

“In love he destined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will….” Ephesians 1:5 John was born into a family of 12 children. They were very poor. He was the youngest. He never … Continue reading

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Show and Tell

“Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.” John 12:9 Dr. Fred Craddock, a renowned homiletics professor … Continue reading

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A Pile of Rocks

Those twelve stones, which they had taken out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal, saying to the Israelites, “When your children ask their parents in time to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your … Continue reading

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Pick Your Battles

A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. Luke 22:24 Most of the time most pastors get along well. Even if they come from different denominations, they still extend to … Continue reading

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We Need the Eggs

“When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be healed?’” John 5:6 Perhaps you’ve heard the story about the man whose brother-in-law believed himself … Continue reading

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