The Dandelion Paradox (Manuscript)

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the stalks sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The servants of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Master, …

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Kindness from the Listening Ear

3 Don’t be jealous or proud, but be humble and consider others more important than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3, Contemporary English Version). https://youtu.be/u1_dYypojbE I have made it no secret that I love TED talks. I decided on this particular TED talk because I have been talking about kindness for the past week or so and this particular …

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Sunday Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church

Scripture Lesson: John 1:26-42Sermon Series: On the Spiritual TrailSermon Title: "The Lifesaving Station" For whatever their reason is this time, Facebook has decided not to play well with other platforms. Before the past month or so I could download a video, upload it to YouTube and show it here. They have taken the download option …

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Tuna Kindness

27 “But I say to you who are willing to hear: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on the cheek, offer the other one as well. If someone takes your coat, don’t withhold your shirt either. 30 Give to everyone who …

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Random Meeting – Intentional Kindness

Only say what is helpful when it is needed for building up the community so that it benefits those who hear what you say. 30 Don’t make the Holy Spirit of God unhappy—you were sealed by him for the day of redemption. 31 Put aside all bitterness, losing your temper, anger, shouting, and slander, along with every other evil. 32 Be …

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On the Spiritual Trail: The Lifesaving Station (Manuscript)

26 John answered, “I baptize with water. Someone greater stands among you, whom you don’t recognize. 27 He comes after me, but I’m not worthy to untie his sandal straps.” 28 This encounter took place across the Jordan in Bethany where John was baptizing. 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God …

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We Must Be Kind

As I said yesterday, I have had concern for the past couple of years about the way we treat each other. It seems to me that it is easier today to see people being unkind to one another than to find those who spread kindness. I want to live in a kinder world. I want …

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On the Spiritual Trail: Teach Me (Video)

11 Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 Jesus told them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.Bring in your kingdom.3 Give us the bread we need for today.4 Forgive us our sins,    for we also forgive …

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On the Spiritual Trail: Teach Me (Manuscript)

11 Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”2 Jesus told them, “When you pray, say:‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.Bring in your kingdom.3 Give us the bread we need for today.4 Forgive us our sins,    for we also forgive everyone who …

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Remembering is Important

12 Then Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord passed on, blowing the trumpets continually. The armed men went before them, and the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets blew …

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