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Some folks are impossible to... -- Acts 13:26-33a -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
Some folks are impossible to convince.
As children, Wendy and I... -- Acts 13:26-33a -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
As children, Wendy and I had been sure that nothing would ever separate us.
Sometimes it is awfully difficult... -- Acts 13:26-33a -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
Sometimes it is awfully difficult to "see" something when it is out of its accustomed place.
On his first missionary tour... -- Acts 13:26-33a -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
On his first missionary tour, Paul, with his companion Barnabas, was simply doing what the 1971 chil
A plenipotentiary is a diplomat... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
A plenipotentiary is a diplomat who acts with the full authority of the state.
Ancient Mediterranean society was based... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
Ancient Mediterranean society was based on the dual concepts of honor and shame.
Every so often all of... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
Every so often all of us open other people's mail by mistake.
About a year ago there... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
About a year ago there was an article in the paper on the Hubble telescope and a picture of space th
There was once a certain... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
There was once a certain monastery.
Scott Libby, former Conference Minister... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
Scott Libby, former Conference Minister of Nebraska, was asked to lead worship for a vacationing pas
In the movie Marvin's... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
In the movie Marvin's Room, two sisters are confronted with the task of taking care of an ail
They are free. They are... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
They are free. They are informative. They are practical. They can also be a dangerous diversion.
Drat! Marjorie thought. She'd done... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
"Drat!" Marjorie thought.
When the guilty verdict was... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
When the guilty verdict was rendered, the wife tearfully slumped in her courtroom chair.
Amos brought a basket of... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Amos brought a basket of fruit as an object lesson for the people of Israel: God is going bananas
Richard Gillett in The Human... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Richard Gillett in The Human Enterprise tells of a woman named Mary McDaniel.
In the liturgy for the... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
In the liturgy for the Eucharist we name ourselves as children of Abraham and Sarah.
There is a Hebrew proverb... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
There is a Hebrew proverb which reads, "A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great
We are limited as to... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
We are limited as to what we presently can know about the universe.
Back in Independence, Missouri, they... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Back in Independence, Missouri, they say that Harry Truman was a man of his word.
I shall never forget my... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
I shall never forget my Sunday school teacher when I was a 12-
At the wedding reception the... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
At the wedding reception the parents of the bride were receiving a great deal of teasing because the
Early in the Mexican-American... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Early in the Mexican-American War of the 1840s, a Pennsylvania Democratic representative introduced
Tom had lived a life... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Tom had lived a life that was almost too horrible to contemplate.
A young minister had been... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
A young minister had been invited to a rural church for a revival and he spent the night at the home

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