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I attended a lecture presented... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
I attended a lecture presented by an archeologist.
Many years ago I conducted... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Many years ago I conducted a funeral for a man who didn't attend church regularly.
Great persons are often... -- 2 Samuel 12:15b-24 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Great persons are often ahead of their time in significant ways, or they break the bonds of a
College days are fond memories... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
College days are fond memories.
Diogenes visited Plato one day... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Diogenes visited Plato one day and seeing that his floors were magnificently covered with plush carp
The little tyke was... -- Exodus 24:3-11 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The little tyke was all dressed up, playing in the yard on a beautiful Sunday morning.
The Apostle Paul encouraged his... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The Apostle Paul encouraged his readers not to be deceived by false philosophies.
One day Dr. Norman Vincent... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
One day Dr. Norman Vincent Peale walked through the streets of Hong Kong.
In early summer, there... -- Exodus 24:3-11 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The Apostle Paul says in... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The Apostle Paul says in verse eight, "See to it, then, that no one enslaves you by means of
Anybody exploring new country, new... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Anybody exploring new country, new towns or villages, may have the good fortune to wonder through th
When I was a... -- Exodus 24:3-11 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
When I was a youngster I remember cutting myself on purpose, and then intermingling my blood w
Officials of a small town... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Officials of a small town in New York State reported that a man who had won more than one million do
One sure way of detecting... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
One sure way of detecting false religion is that it is concerned with plundering people, enslaving t
Someone who swims well... -- Exodus 24:3-11 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Someone who swims well may have difficulty realizing the stark terror of water that a nonswimm
Baptism superseded circumcision which was... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Baptism superseded circumcision which was administered when a child was only eight days old.
An old whaling captain tells... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
An old whaling captain tells of one morning when he had been sailing into strong winds and making li
The work of God... -- Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The work of God on behalf of his people is the only manifestation of his grace and faithfulnes
One of the most popular... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
One of the most popular musicals on Broadway in recent years has been Les Miserables based on
William Barclay has told... -- Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
William Barclay has told that one of the most dangerous jobs during World War II was sailing i
In order for a door... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In order for a door to be opened, someone must have the key.
The lyrics of Keith... -- Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The lyrics of Keith Green‚--ôs song, "So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt," catches the spirit of th
In the Wilderness of... -- Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In the Wilderness of Sin, the Israelites made the mistake of measuring their life in terms of
One of the best... -- Ephesians 4:1-6 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
One of the best examples of a group working together for the benefit of everyone in the group
Oliver Wendell Holmes once... -- Ephesians 4:1-6 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that the power of the Gulf Stream would flow through an ordina

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I’m a baseball fan and this is the middle of baseball season, so I thought this might be an appropriate and helpful story. An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called the legendary Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with disapproval at the call, Ruth turned to the umpire and angrily said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.”

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“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

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Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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