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Banquet for the Broken

In the ancient world there was reciprocity when it came to dinner invitations. It was an occasion of social importance and power. You figured out pretty quickly your standing in the community on whether or not you were invited to … Continue reading

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No Turning Back

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 The common impression that folks in … Continue reading

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Tell it Slant

To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God. Mark 4:11 Would it surprise you that Jesus liked to tell secrets? Not exactly how many of us imagine gentle Jesus, meek and mild. And yet everyone loves to … Continue reading

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Trust

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it (love) grows perhaps the greater.”  … Continue reading

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Gratitude

What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? Psalm 116:12 Parents have a question that they ask their children. All parents do this. After someone gives their child a gift or does them a favor, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Despair

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. Psalm 42:11 Many of you might have heard of the pastor … Continue reading

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Hands of Hope

I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. ~ Psalm 16:8 All of us remember on January 28, 1986 the horror of seeing the Space Shuttle Challenger explode over the Atlantic … Continue reading

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