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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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 (Tuesday Thoughts)

14 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, so that he may be struck down and die.” 16 As Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to the …

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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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Keep Your Eyes Open

13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13, New Revised Standard Version) Something really strange happened at the church yesterday. Our custodian was cleaning in the fellowship hall building. She went in to the men's …

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Let the Love Flow

[Intro] G C F# D7 F# D7 CG [Verse 1]GFather, all your beauty to see.G D7Father created blessings for me.D7 CFather, thanks for music and sound.C D7 GFather, I know my gifts abound. The word CHORUS concept written in colorful abstract typography. Vector EPS 10 available. [Chorus]G This world was created for us.C D7 F#Teach …

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Silence

Silence isn't empty, it's full of answers.Author Unknown 11 He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind …

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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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The Difference Between Creating and Building

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2, New Revised Standard Version) I am not a Trekkie (I'm not even sure if my spelling is correct). I didn't …

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A Surprise Reaction

By Rev. Dr. Emma Richardson For just about all of us, regardless of who we are, what we do, or how we get it done, God puts special people in all our lives who make a real impact on us. Emma was just such a person for me. Emma served in full-time ministry for many …

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