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With Open Hands

Romans 5:15a (ESV) But the free gift is not like the trespass. Where’s my free gift? The text read: “From: Jane Doe – Happy Birthday to you! Followed by a link with the offer, “Free Amazon Gift Card.” Got my attention! … Continue reading

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Spend the Time

2 Peter 1:18 (ESV) We ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. How important is quality time in your relationships? “Spending time together is very important and valuable.”[1] In today’s passage, Peter … Continue reading

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Let It Shine

Matthew 5:14 (ESV) [Jesus taught his disciples] “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” My father was a “shade-tree” mechanic. When I was a child he kept running every car in … Continue reading

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Invited

Matthew 5:3 (ESV) [Jesus said to his disciples] “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus saw the crowds, went up on the mountain, sat down, only to be surrounded by his disciples. I … Continue reading

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It Depends

John 1:38 (NRSV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – January 19, 2020 “When Jesus turned and saw [the two disciples] following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” The car’s GPS is not much help if the driver has … Continue reading

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Potential S.P.A.M.

Romans 1:6 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – December 22, 2019 “Including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.” This time of year I get a lot of calls, cell phone calls. For years I’d have no clue … Continue reading

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Blind & Deaf Again

Isaiah 35:5 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – December 15, 2019” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped.” The optometrist told me this morning my eyes are fine. I dropped in … Continue reading

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No God, No Peace

Romans 15:13 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – December 8, 2019[Paul wrote] “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing.” “Piece be with you,” read the bumper sticker this morning in the rear window … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude

Colossians 1:12 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – Nov. 24, 2019 [Paul wrote to the faithful in Colossae] “Giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.” “Research shows … Continue reading

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People Get Ready

Luke 65:17 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – Nov. 17, 2019 [Thus says the Lord God,] “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” We live … Continue reading

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