Joy in a Simple Hamburger -Copenhagen, Denmark

And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:26, English Standard Version). I have been to many cities in my life. Some I have really liked, some not so much. I spent six …

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Silence, Be Still???

Picture taken from the signal bridge of the USS Mt. Whitney, somewhere in the North Sea circa 1978 35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” 36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along. 37 Gale-force …

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Five Smooth Stones

40 He then grabbed his staff and chose five smooth stones from the streambed. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s bag and with sling in hand went out to the Philistine. 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked David over, …

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

I hate it when I drive down, and a sermon idea pops into my head. I am driving (and usually in a hurry), I can't ignore the street to write it down. I would have to pull off the road to write them down. Like I said, I am usually in a hurry so that …

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Dandelion Paradox Video

Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches Texas. This is the first sermon in the series "Four Parables." https://youtu.be/ihzswMEJ9_U There is a slight video error that we could not remove in the editing process. It only lasts for 1-2 seconds. We hope to avoid such issues in the future.

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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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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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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