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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The Best Part of My Job

30 Running up to the carriage, Philip heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you really understand what you are reading?” 31 The man replied, “Without someone to guide me, how could I?” Then he invited Philip to climb up and sit with him. 32 This was the passage of scripture he was reading: Like a …

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Grace, We Know

I missed "Sing Along Saturday" last week but I am back with it today. Today's poem that will become a song, "Grace, We Know," has its roots in Psalm 8. Verse 1Why Lord, why on earth do you care?Into the star filled sky I stare.With all your power all you madeLord we fell short. We …

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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.

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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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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On the Spiritual Trail: Teach Me (Video)

11 Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 Jesus told them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.Bring in your kingdom.3 Give us the bread we need for today.4 Forgive us our sins,    for we also forgive …

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