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Sue and Bill were married... -- Genesis 29:15-28 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
Sue and Bill were married for 59 years.
A teacher asked her students... -- Genesis 29:15-28 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
A teacher asked her students, "Do you know the difference between being nice to someone and truly lo
The word Paul uses to... -- Romans 8:26-39 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
The word Paul uses to describe God's working for goodness in the creation is sunergei and it
When Tom was 24 years... -- Romans 8:26-39 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
When Tom was 24 years old he borrowed $7,000 from his parents to pay for a year of adult vocational
When we don't know how... -- Romans 8:26-39 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
When we don't know how to pray ... we go to "sighs too deep for words."
This text is a favorite... -- Romans 8:26-39 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
This text is a favorite for those who are ministering to the sick and dying.
A mother of three young... -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
A mother of three young children who also taught Sunday school had just finished a lesson on heaven.
Little things matter a lot... -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
Little things matter a lot and can make a huge difference in how things turn out:
Would anyone notice if your... -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
Would anyone notice if your church closed down tomorrow? Harvard University researcher Robert D.
A tiny mustard seed grows... -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
A tiny mustard seed grows to produce a huge shrub; a little effort produces great results.

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