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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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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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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It was Meant to Be (a Poem)

While watching television last night a character said, "It was meant to be." The statement is fairly close to Leslie Weatherhead's "Ultimate will of God." But, there is a great deal of range between "It was meant to be" and the "Ultimate Will of God." As I contemplated the statement, "It was meant to be," …

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Love We Find in Wheat and Vine

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup …

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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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Missing Something? (Manuscript)

(On the Spiritual Trail Series) Sunday Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church-Nacogdoches, Texas    3 There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these miraculous signs that …

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Hidden Treasures

A body is made up of many parts, and each of them has its own use. That’s how it is with us. There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another. (Romans 12:4-5, Contemporary English Version) A body is made up of …

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