There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing – So Keep Us From Church In The Rain

Some years ago I bought a book in a used book store. Sometime after I got home an old newspaper clipping fell out. I picked it up and it was a humorous article that listed several traditional hymns and then said something about our human condition. As you can read from the title, the song …

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Fork in the Road

1 Happy are those    who do not follow the advice of the wicked,or take the path that sinners tread,    or sit in the seat of scoffers;2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord,    and on his law they meditate day and night.3 They are like trees    planted by streams of water,which yield their fruit in its season,    and their leaves do …

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Leave Those Weeds Alone

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t …

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Work Anointed by God

Midweek Prayer for Teachers Dear God, We praise you for your love you show us each day. We are reminded that faith in you is faith well founded. We know we can speak and are confident you will hear. We know we can place our trust in you and be confident that before we pray …

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What Would It Look Like?

42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything. 45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who …

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Pass the Turkey (Video)

Let's Eat 17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit …

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Did You See My Ball?

A Short Story (Part 1) Monterey Herald 22 Jesus and his disciples came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to Jesus and begged him to touch and heal him. 23 Taking the blind man’s hand, Jesus led him out of the village. After spitting on his eyes and laying his hands on the man, he asked …

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Thoughts on Veterans Day

Sergeant. Wayne Broyles, Fireman Johnnie L. Broyles, Petty Officer 2nd Class Keith Broyles 2 He said:    The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer.3     My God is my rock—I take refuge in him!—    he’s my shield and my salvation’s strength,    my place of safety and my shelter.    My savior! Save me from violence!4 Because he is praiseworthy,    I cried out to the Lord,    and I …

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