Doing Good

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17, New International Version) Video Below This is the first Wednesday with the Wesley's I have presented in a while. Today it wasn't really planned that way, …

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Grace and the Dog

5 But your loyal love, LORD, extends to the skies;your faithfulness reaches the clouds.6 Your righteousness is like the strongest mountains;your justice is like the deepest sea.LORD, you save both humans and animals.7 Your faithful love is priceless, God!Humanity finds refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 36:5-7, Common English Bible) I slowly walk …

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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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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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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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All Roads Lead to “Silence”

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds …

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30 Days of Thanks

Best Friends Best Friend Hug And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your …

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Time in God

Just in time for Sing Along Saturday, a new song for you. I have been thinking a lot about how we try to make ourselves happy with all our stuff. I like my stuff as well as anyone. I definitely do not live a minimalist lifestyle. I know I should be closer to it than …

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Were You Really Blind?

46 Jesus and his followers came into Jericho. As Jesus was leaving Jericho, together with his disciples and a sizable crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, Timaeus’ son, was sitting beside the road. 47 When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was there, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, show me mercy!” 48 Many scolded him, telling him …

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2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires everyone to be …

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