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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Building Faith

46 God is our refuge and strength,    a help always near in times of great trouble.2 That’s why we won’t be afraid when the world falls apart,    when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,3     when its waters roar and rage,    when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah4 There is a river whose streams gladden God’s city,    the holiest …

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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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An Evening with Laura

9 I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ((Joshua 1:9, New Revised Standard Version) This is a strange thing for me. I have lived on or at least close to the coast my whole life. I grew up in the …

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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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Is it Really Gone?

Don’t look at my sins.    Erase them all.10 God, create a pure heart in me,    and make my spirit strong again.11 Don’t push me away    or take your Holy Spirit from me.12 Your help made me so happy.    Give me that joy again.    Make my spirit strong and ready to obey you.13 I will teach the guilty how you want them to live,    and the …

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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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In God We Love

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one …

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