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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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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30-Day, Sep. Photo Challenge

Instructions Welcome to the first 30 Day Challenge for Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church and Spirit's Breath Ministries. We'd love for you to participate. This is a photo challenge. Since most of us have smart phones, participating shouldn’t be difficult. First, there are Scriptures numbered from 1-30, each number corresponds to the calendar day in …

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Separated No More

Song Styles Saturday 31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is …

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Stretching and Reaching

13 Brothers and sisters, I know that I have not ·yet reached that goal, but there is one thing I always do. Forgetting the ·past and stretching and reaching forward to what is ahead, 14 I keep ·trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14, Expanded Bible) As I started …

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What’s In a Name?

The Declaration (Summer Sermon Season) 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” 15 Then he asked them, “But who do you …

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Shedding Tears

Today is a painful day for my family. We lay my brother-in-law, Victor Campbell to rest. His life was hard at times. He was not ashamed to tell people he was a recovering alcoholic and I put the emphasis on recovering. Victor made a lot of mistakes in this life. He paid a heavy price …

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Unique Days – Unique Opportunities

We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28, Common English Bible) Last night I started thinking about today's post (it doesn't happen that way all the time but it does more often than not) and as …

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Of Blue Skies

6 Then God said, “Let there be something to divide the water in two!” 7 So God made the air to divide the water in two. Some of the water was above the air, and some of the water was below it. 8 God named the air “sky.” Evening passed, and morning came. This was the second day. 9 Then God …

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Who Am I (Video)?

This morning I began a new sermon series. I had planned to title it, "The Declaration (when we declare Jesus Lord). I forgot and titled it, "Who Do You Say I Am?" I know, that is real creative. The attached video is worship from today, July 12, 2020. The Scripture lesson is Matthew 16:13-20. The …

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