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Frederick Speakman, in his book... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
Frederick Speakman, in his book Salty Tang, relates the fable of the nightingale which traded
A story is told about... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
A story is told about a very industrious man who used his entrepreneurial skills to amass a sizable
Jacob Leeder was a shy... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
Jacob Leeder was a shy man. He appeared to live very modestly.
Gordon W. Allport, in his... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
Gordon W.
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.

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Object: A piece of purple cloth and an old, worn-out rag.

Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) It is great to see you! Are you ready for our story today? (Let them respond.) Great!

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Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, Psalm 91:1-6,14-15
Mark J. Molldrem
Note: This installment was originally published in 2001.

Everybody likes payday. Of course, it's time to pay the bills and set some money aside for a rainy day or retirement; but most enjoyable is putting some of that hard-earned money in the billfold to be used on a whim later in the evening or on the weekend.

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Peter Andrew Smith
“I want to hold a picnic on the last day we’re having Sunday School before summer begins,” Janice announced. The three women standing around in the church hall after service turned to face her.

“Why?” Heather asked. “I mean, I know that we have always had a Sunday School closing and there were picnics in years past but we’ve only had one or two children in Sunday School this year.”

“If that many,” Susan said. “The truth is that many Sundays there was no one here.”

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John was hanging around the gates of the big house, hoping he might catch a glimpse of Michael. They were the same age, and had played together when they were small, when John's Mum had been the cleaner at the big house.

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Jo Perry-Sumwalt
A little boy named Jacob was getting ready for bed. He had brushed his teeth and washed his face; he had put on his favorite red pajamas with a picture of a panda bear on the front; he had fed his goldfish named Herbie and his hamster named Fred; he had hugged all of the stuffed animals at the foot of the bed; his mom had read him one of his favorite stories and now it was time to say his prayers. He knelt down beside the bed, and was about to bow his head and close his eyes, when he remembered to ask his mom a question that he had been thinking about for a long time.
Schuyler Rhodes
Go ahead. Take a coin from your pocket. Hold it up and look to see where it says, "In God We Trust." It is quite a statement. Trust itself is something when it is actually accomplished. Think, for example, about the number of people in your life who have your full, unqualified trust. If you're like most people, the number is not high. Trust is hard. It requires vulnerability, and no one likes feeling vulnerable. Yet, the path of faith is the process of becoming vulnerable, not to a person, but to God.
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Rick McCracken-Bennett
Some of us are old enough to remember the old Cat Stevens' tune, "Father And Son." That song, as you might recall, is in the form of a dialogue. The father speaks first and tries to share with his son some of the wisdom he's gained from his years of living. He says that it's not yet time to make a change, relax, and take it easy. Perhaps the son ought to look for a wife.
Robert R. Kopp
Howard and Kopp with Real People celebrated its first anniversary on Adelphia Community Cablevision recently on the air with cake, candle, and terribly off-key duet. Joe Sorce, Robin Frick, Debbie Kurtz, Joann Scott, and the talented if unpredictable media students of Peters Township High School have made production a surprisingly painless as well as serendipitous adventure.

Now it's going national sometime this summer through "World Radio" (WRVG) in Georgetown, Kentucky, with the help of Pittsburgh's own WDUQ out of Duquesne University.
Mark Ellingson
The weekend is shot (almost). Tomorrow it is back to the "real" world, back to the grind, at least for most of us. Where will God be in all that?

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