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My best friend worked one... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
My best friend worked one summer as a mosquito control officer in a mountain resort area.
Mom? Judith's heart skipped a... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
"Mom?" Judith's heart skipped a beat as she recognized the voice on the line.
The great Quaker mystic Rufus... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
The great Quaker mystic Rufus Jones tells the following story.
After all I've been through... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
After all I've been through with that kid, I ought to just strangle him.
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa has... -- Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa has intrigued viewers for several centuries.
Respect for the white-haired... -- Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Respect for "the white-haired ones" is nearly universal amongst Native American peoples.
A few years ago, the... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
A few years ago, the national news was focused on a couple living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who had ra
Orson Welles' epic movie, Citizen... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Orson Welles' epic movie, Citizen Kane, chronicles the life of one man determined to control his des
There is a Buddhist story... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
There is a Buddhist story about a wrestler who wore a precious stone in an ornament on his forehead.
Before gambling was permitted in... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Before gambling was permitted in Atlantic City, it had the 50th lowest crime rate among American cit
David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has made it his calling to comment on political and econo
Have you ever purchased a... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Have you ever purchased a new outfit of clothing, only to hang it in the closet, continuing to wear
A couple once came to... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
A couple once came to their pastor to get his opinion on an argument that they were having.
The news from the doctor... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
The news from the doctor was mixed. Bob had suffered a serious heart attack.
Jerry had always enjoyed writing... -- 2 Peter 1:16-19 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Jerry had always enjoyed writing, but the request he had just received presented an unusual challeng
It is rumored that in... -- 2 Peter 1:16-19 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
It is rumored that in a fire station in California an electric light has been burning for 86 years.
What is the old adage... -- 2 Peter 1:16-19 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
What is the old adage from World War I?
Eyewitness accounts have become very... -- 2 Peter 1:16-19 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
"Eyewitness" accounts have become very popular on television as they seem to carry some added weight
What is particularly troubling right... -- Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
What is particularly troubling right now is the status of the nuclear weapons in the former Soviet U
The movie Grand Canyon got... -- Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
The movie Grand Canyon got its title from the fact that one of the central characters, who brings gr
During the period 1861-1865, America... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
During the period 1861-1865, America was gripped by the cruel hold of a great, wrenching war.
Mary had stopped subscribing to... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Mary had stopped subscribing to her local newspaper.
The writer of Ecclesiastes says... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
The writer of Ecclesiastes says the activity of man is "vanity" and as useless as "striving after wi
Driving to work one morning... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Driving to work one morning, it suddenly occurred to Jane that she had everything and she had nothin

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It's Not The Economy, Stupid -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
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For July 21, 2019:
  • Teamwork by Tom Willadsen — The US Women’s Soccer Team dominated the competition in the World Cup, winning their second consecutive title. The team demonstrated a deep personal commitment to every player on the team —everyone was important. Could we reimagine the relationship between Mary and Martha as one of a team rather than adversaries?

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Wayne Brouwer
Elizabeth Achtemeier said that one of the greatest errors of young preachers is their desire to tell people that it is very easy to know the will of God. It is so easy, she said, to preach in black and white, to declare either this or that, with no shades of gray in between.
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Amos 8:1-12
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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Here Comes da Judge
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Arley K. Fadness
“...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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